‘Swedish cat’ lost, claimed by Portland owner

This cat with a Swedish-language ID chip was found at NE 165th and Burnside, according to the Multnomah County Animal Shelter. Her owner claimed her on June 27, 2013 and said the cat's name is Kairi. (MCAS, Facebook, June 25, 2013)
This cat with a Swedish-language ID chip was found at NE 165th and Burnside, according to the Multnomah County Animal Shelter. Her owner claimed her on June 27, 2013 and said the cat's name is Kairi. (MCAS, Facebook, June 25, 2013)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – A cat found wandering the streets of Portland with a microchip placed inside in Sweden was claimed by her owner Thursday morning.

On its Facebook page, the Multnomah County Animal Services said the cat — they called her “Sasha” — was found at NE 165th and Burnside.

“When we scanned her, her microchip showed an unusual number. After much detective work, we figured out the microchip was Swedish! (That explains why we couldn’t understand a word she said!),” their Facebook post said.

They spoke with the Swedish consulate and two Swedish microchip agencies, but could not trace the owner.

But Catherine Agnes Roebuck‘s neighbor saw the story on KOIN 6 News, and contacted her. On Thursday morning Roebuck was reunited with her week-lost cat.

“I’m so touched by all the work that has gone into searching,” Roebuck posted on the animal shelter page. “The kitty’s name is Kairi. She has been part of my family since she was a kitten in Sweden, and has moved several times with us.”

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