Tango, the African cat missing in Gig Harbor, is back at home.
The serval, owned by Sal’an and Michael Weyer, had been missing since Oct. 20 before they picked him up early Sunday from someone in the area who had seen him after seeing a news report late Saturday.
“He’s doing great,” Sal’an Weyer said Sunday. “He’s a little thin, but he didn’t get any scars or anything. He was just hiding out in somebody’s yard.”
Tango is now due for a microchip, but Weyer said they might have to take more than one measure to make this escape a once-in-a-lifetime ordeal for Tango.
“Someone suggested a radio collar,” she said. “We thought we had a great plan already.”
Tango made his escape when Weyer opened the garage door. The declawed cat, from a Missouri breeder, apparently opened the door from the house.
Weyer said Tango didn’t recognize her husband, who saw him first, early Sunday. Instead, Tango lay on his back in a submissive posture.
“We’re just so grateful to have him back,” Weyer said.