Missing cat found in another state
Acat who went missing from suburban Detroit for two months turned up more than 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometres) away in Florida. Dearborn resident Judy Sanborn was shocked when she received a call in December from BluePearl pet hospital in Tampa, The Detroit Free Press reported. Staff told her they had her 21/2-yearold tabby named Bandit.
Staff told Sanborn that a local resident had found the cat, who had been identified through his microchip.
Jose Calderon, an emergency veterinary technician manager at BluePearl, said that he has never seen an animal take such a long trip in his 30-year career.
“A block over, a street over, or maybe even [from] Orlando, which is an hour away from us. This is the farthest away I’ve seen,” he said.
It’s unclear how Bandit made the cross-country trek. Sanborn guesses he hitched a ride on a moving vehicle or was found by someone in Michigan on their way to Florida.