Miss­ing cat found in an­other state

The Star (Jamaica) - - News The Weekend Star -

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.

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