A woman never gave up hope even after almost two years of searching for her beloved cat. Yesterday she finally reunited with her best friend of 12 years.
Iris Samaniego’s cat, Diego, had gone missing since June 2015. The flame-point Siamese has been with her faithful companion for 12 years.
Diego, the indoor cat went missing after he sneaked out through the garage while Iris’ father was visiting. “I posted signs everywhere for over a year,” said Iris.
Everyone thought he was gone forever when there was no signs of Diego except Iris, who refused to give up hope.
“I was at work and in between patients, I’m a vet tech, something told me to look on animal friends of the valley website which is odd for me.”
She was searching on the site when a very familiar face showed up. “I saw his picture and left work as fast I could.”
When Iris and her sister, Crystal Sanmann, saw the cat at the shelter, they knew right away it was him.
“The moment I saw him I felt indescribable joy, I felt peace and overwhelmed because I knew he wasn’t dead. My intuition always told me he was alive,” said Iris.