Cat returns home after getting lost 200 miles away (video)

Holly the cat 
By: Feng Qian 

(Scroll down for video) A cat that got lost during a family vacation made it all the way back to its home on its own, according to press reports in Florida.

The cat strayed from its family while vacationing in Florida, and walked nearly 200 miles to reunite with its owners.

The 4-year-old cat fled from its family vacationing in Daytona Beach.

The cat walked the streets and yards along the east coast of Florida, before getting just a mile away from the house of its owners in West Palm Beach.

Jacob and Bonnie Richter took their cat, Holly, with them on a road trip to the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, about 190 miles from their home in West Palm Beach. Early in the trip, Holly slipped away one night, after getting scared away from some fireworks that went off nearby.

The Richters spent days looking for the cat and contacted local animal agencies. Eventually, they returned home without their pet.

After more than 60 anxious but hopeful days, the family received a phone call from Barb Mazzola, a neighbor in West Palm Beach, where their cat suddenly turned up.

"It was so thin, weak, just bones and she could hardly walk," Mazzola said. Mazzola fed and cleaned up the cat, and took her to a vet on Sunday, where the cat’s microchip was scanned and its owners found. Bonnie received the shocking phone call Sunday afternoon, and rushed to retrieve their lost friend.

"It was quite a journey for this little cat," Jacob said. "Simply I cannot believe she got home," he added.