Cat has a story to tell

September 15, 2011 6:33:23 AM PDT
Animal care officials say a calico cat that wandered away from a Colorado home five years ago has been found on a New York City street.

How Willow the cat traveled more than 1,600 miles is a mystery.

But thanks to a microchip implanted when she was a kitten, Willow will be reunited with her owners.

Willow was found Wednesday by a man on a Manhattan street.

Animal Care & Control agency executive director Julie Bank says the cat is healthy and probably has not been living on the streets for very long. She says there's no clue to how it got to New York.

Owner Jamie Squires, of Boulder, Colo., says Willow escaped during a home renovation. She says her children are looking forward to seeing her again.