Lost New York cat activates her family’s Ring doorbell: ‘We all just screamed’

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It was a family in Long Island, New York Reunited with their lost cat Thanks to cat cleverness and a doorbell camera that alerted owners to the safe return of the pets home.

Lily, 8 years old, short hair gray cat Lily’s owner Stephanie Whiteley activated her family’s doorbell on Sunday, August 14, after being lost for nearly a week in Mastic Beach, New York.

Whiteley was in the kitchen doing the dishes while her fiancé Evren (Chip) Lindry was watching TV in the living room with their five children.

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Whiteley said she and her family recently moved from a nearby neighborhood and that Lily accidentally moved out last month.

Lily is indoor and outdoor, Although she was not familiar with her new surroundings.

Lily the cat recently moved to a new neighborhood with her family before disappearing for about a week in August 2022.

Lily the cat recently moved to a new neighborhood with her family before disappearing for about a week in August 2022.
(Stephanie Wheatley)

“It was pretty scary to miss her for days, especially knowing that she’s always responsive,” Whiteley told Fox News Digital.

“You can call her by her name and she comes out of nowhere. But this time it was different.”

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Whiteley said she and her family searched and searched — and lost all hope of finding Lily.

Then, that Sunday evening, the cat approached the doorstep of the family home – and began to meow loudly to its loved ones.

Lilly’s presence activated the ring camera. Then her face appeared on all the devices in the family home — even the TV that Wheatley’s fiancé and the kids were watching at that moment, she said.

“We all cried, ‘Oh, my God, Lily!'” said Whiteley, who works in an ophthalmologist’s office! ”

Video loop showing a dog trying to find its owner in a two-way talking doorbell

“The kids thought it was hysterical because the way it came about sounded like ‘Mom’.

Whitley's daughter, Sienna - age one in this photo - cuddles Lily, the family cat.

Whitley’s daughter, Sienna – age one in this photo – cuddles Lily, the family cat.
(Stephanie Wheatley)

Whiteley said she and Leandry, a catheter lab technologist, have Merged family.

The couple have five children – Shamil, 14, Jayden, 12, Solina, 10, Sienna, 8, and Sailor, who turns two in October.

Stephanie Whiteley (left in the foreground) stands with four of her five children.

Stephanie Whiteley (left in the foreground) stands with four of her five children.
(Stephanie Wheatley)

She said they all love animals and hope to adopt more as they did with Lily.

She said a firefighter rescued Lilly and brought the cat to a local vet eight years ago, before Whitley took her.

Lily as a kitten about eight years ago, when Whitley first adopted her.

Lily as a kitten about eight years ago, when Whitley first adopted her.
(Stephanie Wheatley)

Whiteley said she’s proud Billy found her way home – and thinks the cat somehow knows how to do it Activate the camera by herself.

Stephanie Whiteley is seen holding her cat Lily.  She shared these family photos with Fox News Digital.

Stephanie Whiteley is seen holding her cat Lily. She shared these family photos with Fox News Digital.
(Stephanie Wheatley)

Lily often greets her family when they walk their way home.

Lily often greets her family when they walk their way home.
(Stephanie Wheatley)

“every-time [the doorbell camera] Go off, go to the door or go to the window,” Whiteley said.

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The video clip of Lily activating the Ring doorbell camera was shared for the first time on the Ring community app.

Since then he has garnered a great deal of attention online and on news stations, Whiteley said.

The cat Lily is shown in the lower right corner of this video screenshot while activating her family's Ring doorbell camera outside the home.

The cat Lily is shown in the lower right corner of this video screenshot while activating her family’s Ring doorbell camera outside the home.
(Stephanie Wheatley)

We were watching the news [airing] her video. You have to see her face when she sees herself on TV.”

“If it weren’t for that notice that night, we wouldn’t know she was there,” Whiteley added.

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To see the moment Lily “knocks” her family’s doorbell, watch the video at the top of this article.

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