It was precisely on August 5, 2015 that Min Max disappears. Kudzma walks to his room after hearing a noise. She notices that the window is open and that the mosquito net that protected it has fallen. Quickly, she realizes that Min Max disappeared and took matters into his own hands.
Then come weeks, months, then years of research. The 50-year-old has posted posters, gone door-to-door, installed night cameras and even called in a tracker dog to find her cat, to no avail.
“He was nowhere to be found… But I never gave up hope.” did she deliver to the newspaper People.
An unexpected call
And Kudzma did well to believe it since on July 19, 2021, the veterinary clinic of a neighboring town contacted her to announce incredible news: Min Max was found thanks to his microchip! The cat was taken in hungry by a family living in Revereabout ten kilometers from the home of Kudzma. “I cried when I first got the call that he had been found […] I could never forgive myself that he went through the window screen. I deeply mourned his loss.» she confides in FoxNews
Indeed, a strong bond already united the woman and her cat since she had saved it with her siblings when they were 4 months old.
Following the return of Mini Max, Kudzma posted on Facebook : “Mini Max is doing very well! He is healthy and playful. It wants to be worn all the time”
Challenging but rewarding research
During his investigation, Kudzma set up a non-profit organization in Peabody named ” The Rescue Business “. This structure’s mission is the protection and access to care for homeless cats, as well as the support of their caregivers. Thanks to her, many cats have been found. The organization also provides food and shelter for stray cats.
“My desperation to find him led to an unimaginable journey. I have met dozens of people who, out of the goodness of their hearts, spend countless hours rescuing and caring for stray and feral cats “.