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Cat turns up 15 months after hurricane

Fifteen months had passed since Hurricane Bertha ripped ashore and Paulette Tipton's cat, Tiger, disappeared.

Then she saw the classifieds: "FOUND CAT: Yellow and white, long hair, male. Found 10/23, Bethel Road area. Call Needham Animal Hospital."Tipton telephoned the hospital, drove over to have a look and there he was. Tiger, long lost Tiger.

Turns out Tiger had been just a few miles away the whole time, using his charm to seduce food from strangers.

A woman whose house he sought out in recent weeks had taken him to the animal hospital, thinking he was better off put to sleep than homeless. Mercifully, the hospital placed the ad instead.