This is the story of a cat by having an extreme case of wanderlust.
It ends happily.
His name is Kevin. The orange tabby was adopted in June 2013 by the woman in Anderson, South Carolina. She kept him being an indoor cat. "But he served unhappy, " she later told rescuers.
One day, she let him go outside. He faded. Months passed. "I assumed someone will need to have picked him up, " the proprietor, Cheryl Walls, recalled.
On 03 4, a woman was driving a U-Haul trailer over the California/Arizona border and was stopped by the food and agriculture inspector, officers said. The inspector looked inside of and heard muffled mewing.
The driver said the cat wasn't hers, and had no idea how it got there.
To ensure the inspector took the dehydrated cat to a Riverside County Animal Services pound in Blythe, California, where staff fed him and found any microchip embedded under his skin color.
Information on that microchip led those to Walls. But it didn't explain how he'd managed to get so far.
A reunion is in the works, arranged by simply Riverside County officials. Kevin was placed on a flight from Palm Springs Airport terminal alone, in a crate, and was scheduled to land at Greenville-Spartanburg Airport terminal at about 8: 30 r. m. ET. Wednesday.
"We include handled some pets with ridiculous back stories, and this is a different for the list, " Riverside State Animal Services Director Robert Callier said. "The good news is young children and can the owner, she wants her pet back, and we'll make that happen. ".