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Here’s a story with a happy ending. Six months of heartbreak came to an end this week for a man who had been bicycling through the area in August with his cat, Pikachu, and camped in Grand Teton National Park.  Austin, Texas resident Ted Brady says on August first, a lightning storm frightened his feline companion, causing him to run off into the forest.  Brady was forced to return home alone after weeks of fruitless searching.  Then Monday, he received a call from the Jackson/Teton County Animal Shelter.  A resident near Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis spotted the cat and brought him in.  Fortunately, the cat had been implanted with a microchip containing identification and contact information.  Brady commented on his Facebook page, “It has been six months…the coldest, harshest months of Wyoming’s long winter.” Brady went on to marvel, “Somehow my little dude has beaten all the odds; not only in evading wild animals but also the cold of winter.” Brady is flying to Jackson to be reunited with Pikachu on Friday.

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