Middletown cat wins ‘most unusual claim’ from pet insurance company
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Alicia Racelis says her family has always enjoyed the tendency of their cat, Lewes, to act like a dog.

At least until December, when Lewes’ quirky personality resulted an emergency operation that later earned him the title of “Most Unusual Claim of the Month,” by the family’s pet insurance provider.

“Sometimes, we let our three boys open a few Christmas gifts early and this last year one of those gifts happened to be some Nerf dart guns,” Racelis explained. “While the boys were playing, Lewes began chasing the darts, but we didn’t really think anything of it, because he chases things all the time.”

What the family didn’t notice was that during this game of “fetch,” Lewes somehow managed to swallow a sizeable chunk of one of the foam missiles.

But the following day, it became apparent something was wrong when Lewes refused to eat. Even more alarming, he kept his distance from the family.

“That’s when I knew something was really wrong because he loves to be around people,” she said. “I felt like he was saying goodbye.”

Dr. John Weiher of Atlantic Veterinary Center took an X-ray of Lewes and quickly determi…………… continues on Middletown Transcript

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