When Kim Goodwin came to the Humane Society of the Black Hills to pick up her long-lost cat Cam, she said it had been an emotional day.

She had gotten in the call that morning that Cam was alive and well, having been picked up on Nemo Road about seven miles from home and brought to the Humane Society as a stray.

“My daughter and I just burst into tears,” she said.

Cam had been missing for just more than a year. Kim said Cam was indoor/outdoor cat but in September 2017 when their home burned down they moved to a ranch in the Nemo Road area and Cam became a barn cat. Sadly, one day Cam was accidentally let out of the barn.

But Kim had Cam microchipped when he had wandered before because, she said, she just didn’t want to lose him. That investment paid off.

Cam looked a little rough around the edges when Kim picked him up but he apparently fared well in the past year. And we’re sure he’ll be getting plenty of attention – as an indoor cat – in the future.

“This is one of the best things that has happened since getting into the new house,” Kim said.


The Humane Society of the Black Hills encourages microchips for all pets so we can hear more great stories about pets getting home. Microchipping is available here, no appointment necessary, $40 for intact animals and $25 for animals that have been spayed or neutered.