ANYONE who has worked in the aviation sector will sympathise with employees at Washington Dulles International Airport, who have spent the last two months searching for a missing cat.
The fractious feline named Milo was one of two tabbies being transported on a Lufthansa flight from Munich to Washington in Oct by 26-yearold Molly McFadden.
The creatures’ crates were too large to fit in the aircraft cabin so they were placed in the pressurised cargo hold.
Once McFadden got to the baggage claim after landing she saw an airline attendant waiting with both crates - but Milo’s one had been damaged in transit and he had escaped.
The crisis sparked a massive search involving drones, CCTV, tracking dogs and “humane traps” but no sign of Milo was found and it was presumed he had run away, never to return.
Airport officials didn’t give up, however, and with the assistance of the US Wildlife Services, Milo was reunited with his owner this week after about eight weeks in the wilderness.
McFadden particularly thanked a firm called Pure Gold Pet Trackers for helping.