CRESTVIEW, Fla. — A New Jersey cat's Florida adventure lasted 46 days.

Steve Kreuger and Ana Fontana stopped in a Crestview, Florida, restaurant on June 18 while driving from his house in Bullhead City, Arizona, to her Toms River home. They left Trotsy in the car with the windows cracked several inches.

A thunderstorm spooked Trotsy, who bolted. Fontana tells the Northwest Florida Daily News they posted fliers and she never stopped hoping.

Last week, someone called local animal control about a stray calico cat. Kennel tech Tanja Keeler noticed the resemblance to the cat in the flyer, called the couple and they drove 1,200 miles for a reunion.

Fontana calls Trotsy a "survivor." They adopted her seven years ago after finding her in the bathtub of a foreclosed home.

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