An elderly woman who took a wrong turn in her car and was stranded in the New Jersey woods for days before being rescued by soldiers has found her pet cat that escaped when she opened a car window for air.

The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/2c1Ix6v ) reports 87-year-old Jeannette Haskins' daughter found her 4-year-old gray tabby, Mokey, last week in the area where Haskins got lost in July without food or water.

Soldiers on a scouting mission happened upon Haskins' car deep in a wooded area and found her slumped over. She suffered dehydration and possibly heat illness.

Haskins' daughter, Bonnie Baker, is from Millersville, Maryland. She set out food and traps where Haskins was stranded. She caught five stray cats before Mokey was found Aug. 29.

Haskins says Mokey is in good shape.

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Information from: The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.), http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com