Runaway Fla. cat found 2,000 miles away in Colo.

By the Associated Press | December 23, 2011 | 12:31 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — An orange striped tabby cat that ran away from its home in Florida has been found — more than 2,000 miles away on a snowy street in Colorado.

The Naples Daily News reports ( that Daniel Johns adopted the kitty in Florida in June and named him Waylon. The feline escaped through a hole in a dryer vent and Johns thought he'd lost Waylon forever.

It's unclear how the cat made his way to Colorado. A good Samaritan found Waylon on a snowy street Wednesday and brought it to the Foothills Animal Shelter in Golden, Colo. Workers at the shelter discovered that Waylon had a microchip — and that his registered owner was in Florida.

Johns says he's working to bring Waylon back to Florida.


Information from: Naples Daily News,