Military family helping cat reunite with owners

Posted at: 06/20/2013 8:18 PM
By: Lauren Hansard, KOB Eyewitness News 4


Feisty is being reunited with her owners in Maryland.

ALBUQUERQUE -- Liz Anderson's house is packed up.

"The girls were asking me in April, when are we moving so they're excited. This is our 13th move," said Anderson.

Her husband is in the military.  Moving may not be new for their family, but this is a trip that will stand out from the rest.

Tomorrow, the Andersons are driving from Albuquerque to their new home in Washington D.C., but this car ride is a little different.  They are taking along a cat and it's not their own.

The cat, Feisty, belongs to the Ditchkofskys, another military family that had to give her away when they got transferred from Albuquerque to Japan.

"We didn't want to give her away to begin with, but we didn't have a choice when we got orders overseas," said Anika Ditchkofsky.

Now they are in Maryland and thought their cat was in a safe home, but recently found out Feisty ended up in a shelter.

Ditchkofsky put up a post on a military spouse's Facebook page asking for help.

Anderson saw the post said, "I didn't even think about it, I thought this is so easy of course we will bring her to you. We're literally half an hour from their house probably."

"We will never be able to repay our debt to her and her family.  It seemed like an answer to our prayers," said Ditchkofsky.

"It was an easy thing to do, another military family on the receiving end and little girls they've got two girls also.  They are excited to see her again, they thought they would never see her again," said Anderson.

"She’s like a miracle, and I can’t wait to meet her and her family and I really hope that we can become friends," said Ditchkofsky.

The Andersons are hitting the road tomorrow with Feisty for the reunion.  They expect to be in Maryland Monday or Tuesday.

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