Walter White, cat missing for over 3 years, reunited with Saskatoon owner


After three-and-a-half years aside, a Saskatoon lady was lastly capable of maintain Walter White in her arms once more. 

White, a grey-haired cat who spends his time indoors and is called after the principle character from the well-known Breaking Bad tv present, slipped out the door in 2019 whereas Nikky Barks and her household moved into their new residence. 

It was a brand new space and that is why she believes he could not discover his method residence.

But on Sept. 29, the cat was introduced into the Saskatoon SPCA. After Walter White was recognized, the animal shelter and charity referred to as Barks, who picked him up the identical day.

“It was type of a surreal name, I felt dangerous for my boss as a result of I actually checked out him and informed him I used to be leaving,” Barks informed Shauna Powers, host of CBC’s Saskatchewan Weekend

Barks stated she was in disbelief when she first noticed him and commenced “ugly crying.” 

“It was one of many happiest moments that I’ve had in a very long time,” she stated. “I could not even maintain within the tears.”

As she recounted the reunion — the primary time White heard her name his nickname; burying his head into her — she needed to cease for a moment to stave off the tears. 

Walter White was introduced into the Saskatoon SPCA close to the tip of September as involved residents seen the cat wandering in a yard. That similar day, Barks reunited with her long-lost cat. (Submitted by Nikky Barks)

Jacolen Richards, an adoption counsellor with the Saskatoon SPCA, witnessed the reunion between the 2 and stated the cat took a moment to understand who Barks was, however might see the happiness on the feline’s face. 

“As quickly as he crawled into her arms I used to be undone; there was not a dry eye within the place,” she stated.

Losing Walter White

Barks stated the household adopted and named the cat after the well-known Breaking Bad principal character as a result of she was an enormous fan of the present. 

She laughed that the kitten’s character did not match the principle character, and to her information the cat did not personal a camper van in the course of the desert, however his grumpy, outdated man look appeared to suit with the identify Walter.

After dropping the cat, Barks stated she searched to each misplaced and located animal Facebook web page in Saskatoon, plastered posters about her missing cat, searched for days and filed a misplaced report back to the SPCA. 

She stated she checked in with the SPCA a couple of times every week. 

“I actually did all the things in my energy, I do not assume there was a neighborhood board anyplace that did not have an image with him on it,” Barks stated.

Years later, a pair of girls introduced the cat into the SPCA after they’d seen White wandering within the yard and the climate was getting colder. 

After the SPCA did their preliminary checkup and scanned for a microchip, they referred to as Barks.

Richards stated the SPCA doesn’t microchip pets for most people however individuals can communicate to their veterinarian about getting them microchipped.

LISTEN | Saskatoon cat owner reunites with her pet, Walter White, 3 years after he went missing:

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Nikky Barks spent three-and-a-half lengthy years away from her beloved cat Walter. She searched and searched for her misplaced animal companion, however he by no means returned residence…… till now! Nikky shares that joyful reunion story with host Shauna Powers. We additionally hear from the Saskatoon SPCA adoption counsellor who helped reunite the pair.

The chronicles of Walter White have additionally been emotionally turbulent for Barks’ household as properly, saying her youngest son was connected to him earlier than he went missing, together with sleeping with him at night time.

“I’ve by no means seen them cry like they did,” she stated.

Barks stated her son made her pull over on the way in which residence from the SPCA so he might verify the service and see his misplaced good friend.

Woman holding a large grey cat in front of a couch.
Nikky Barks stated her cat, Walter White, has been ‘caught like glue’ to her and her children since he is returned residence. (Submitted by Nikky Barks)

Since he is been residence, Barks stated the cat has some separation anxiousness. He cries when individuals go away the room, stays awake at nights and is “caught like glue” to her and her youngsters. 

She stated she’s typically reassuring him that her journeys to the toilet aren’t goodbyes and giving him loads of love.

He’s “simply getting used to the truth that he is bought his household again,” she stated.

Barks has arrange a GoFundMe web page to assist pay for “painful” dental points, in response to the web page.

“I’m so blissful to cuddle him at night time and snuggle him and love him and simply to get him again to the way in which that he left in,” Barks stated.


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