WEST OLIVE, Mich. (WZZM) -- A lakeshore woman thought her family's pet cat was dead weeks after it slipped out of her house. Then she received a phone call that led to a reunion with her beloved pet -- thanks to a microchip.
Esther Sue is a seven-month-old house cat that likes to play fetch. But one afternoon last month Esther Sue's owner, Carla Vanderploeg, was in a rush and, as she left, so did esther sue.
"I was going out the door there one day, rushing out, and she just got out under my foot," says Vanderploeg. "She had been kind of been wanting to get outside a little bit and she was determined to that day."
When Esther Sue failed to return within a couple of days, Vanderploeg posted signs around her neighborhood and sent out an SOS on Facebook, all to no avail.
Weeks later Carla and a friend were driving on a nearby road when they found what they thought was Esther Sue -- the remains of a cat, unrecognizable after it was run over by a car.