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Old City Cemetery Needs Help Finding Missing Cat

Tellie has been missing more than a week. Tellie has been missing more than a week.

Reporter: Lauren Compton

Lynchburg, VA - A cat with a big personality, and an even bigger reputation is missing from the Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg. Many people say this was no ordinary cat.

There are dozens of stories about how this gray Tabby named Tellie helped people in the toughest times of their lives.

Officials at the Old City Cemetery say Tabby could often be found comforting mourners at the scatter garden, where people spread remains and hold memorial services.

During one service Tellie entered the garden, and sat down near a picture of a woman who died and rested her paw there.

"The widower just started crying because his wife loved visiting the cemetery, and loved the pond, and loved Tellie. And it gave him some comfort and some relief about the whole situation," Dawn Wise with Old City Cemetery said.

The Old City Cemetery's Facebook page it's filled with people pleading for help to find the cat. Officials say they think someone may have it. They just want to know where she is and if she's safe.

If you see Tellie, call the Old City Cemetery at 434-847-1465.

  • To see a YouTube video about Tellie, click here.
  • To visit the Old City Cemetery Facebook page for more photos of Tellie, click here.
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