Brooklyn cat lost for 9 months found safe in the Bronx

Figaro the cat was reunited with his family after spending seven months on the streets and two months in an animal shelter.

Figaro the cat was reunited with his family after spending seven months on the streets and two months in an animal shelter. (4/8/16)

BROOKLYN - It's a reunion that's been nine months in the making. Figaro the cat is finally going to be reunited with his family.

Rob Jost and his family, who live in Brooklyn, adopted Figaro in 2005. Jost says Figaro would go out every night and return home every morning. He says one day he just never came home.

Figaro lived on the streets for seven months before being rescued by an animal shelter volunteer in the Bronx. He then spent two months at the shelter and was given the name Eric.

"He was completely emaciated because he was on the streets for so long," says Pedro Roasario, president of New Beginnings Animal Rescue. "He's 18 years old, he has no teeth so anything he found on the street he would just swallow."

Rosario says Figaro's micro-chip wasn't working at the facility, so it wasn't until he was taken to the vet that they were able to figure out who the owner was.

Jost says he is so excited Figaro is coming home and will be able to meet his son who was born in September.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Police say they're investigating after a body was 1 Police: Man found dead inside vehicle
VIDEO: Suspected gang members arrested in the Bronx 2 VIDEO: Suspected gang members arrested in the Bronx
New Yorkers pass a shattered storefront window on 3 Bomb suspect vowed 'death to your oppression,' feds say
Teens, parents and community organizations marched from the 4 Organizers march to bring awareness to teen dating violence
News 12 Brooklyn went around the borough to 5 Word on the Street: Lent

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE