Updated: Thursday, 14 Feb 2013, 3:11 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 14 Feb 2013, 3:11 PM EST
ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. (WTLV) - They say cats have nine lives and Tom the Tabby is proving that to be true.
One Sunday in late November, he didn't show up.
Weeks went by.
"We actually had given up on him. It had been two months. We talked about it and decided there wasn't any way he was going to survive no matter where he was," said Elizabeth Moore, Tom's owner.
But on January 20, the Moores got an unexpected knock at their door.
"I didn't think it was him because she said 'we have a small tabby in the garage that's been there for five days' and I said 'that's not our cat because our cat is large cat and he's been missing for eight weeks' Moore said. "I could tell it was him right away but when I held him, I was completely in shock. He was just completely bones. He couldn't even hold his head up. He just laid on me. I couldn't believe it was him and that he was alive."
Tom the Tabby had miraculously survived, but he had lost so much weight, dropping from 12 pounds to just four pounds, the vet said there was only a 10 percent chance he would make it.
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