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12/23/2011 10:04 am ET | Updated Jan 04, 2012

Waylon, Lost 1-Year-Old Florida Cat, Found 2,000 Miles Away In Colorado (VIDEO)

A 1-year-old orange-and-white tabby cat from Florida that went missing in August has been found in Colorado -- more than 2,000 miles away from his home, 9News reports.

Waylon was adopted from a Naples, Fla. shelter by Daniel Johns back in August, but Waylon had other plans -- he escaped from Johns' home through a dryer vent less than 30 minutes after being brought to his new home, according to 7News.

Then this last Wednesday, Waylon was found wandering around a neighborhood in Littleton. The details as to how he arrived and how long he has been here in Colorado are a mystery, The Denver Post reports. The person that found Waylon brought him to Foothills Animal Shelter in Golden where they scanned a microchip embedded under the cat's fur linking Waylon to Johns.

"It's a Christmas miracle," Johns told Naples News. "He's a really cool, sweet cat. He walks on a leash and knows his own name." Johns says he never tried to get a new cat after Waylon disappeared, he even kept all of the cat's toys, food and bedding on the chance that the cat might come back.

Johns plans to come to Colorado and pick up Waylon next week.

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