A cat who disappeared 18 months ago in South Carolina has finally been reunited with his owner, after being found more than two thousand miles away, in California.
Kevin the cat was found earlier this month inside a U-Haul trailer by a transport inspector doing a routine check near the Arizona-California border.
The trailer’s driver said that he had no idea how the feline had got inside the carriage. After being coaxed out of his hiding place, the dehydrated cat was taken to a local shelter. (Scroll down for the video.)
1. Kevin the orange cat was found inside a U-Haul trailer earlier this month by a transport inspector performing routine checks near the Arizona-California border.
Fortunately, Kevin was micro-chipped, which allowed the vets to track down his shocked owner, 44-year-old Cheryl Walls, from Anderson, South Carolina, who had adopted Kevin as a companion after her fianc├⌐ died in June 2013.
By chance, the feline had the same name as Walls’ deceased partner. However, not long afterward, Kevin the cat went missing and never returned.
The pet had become a distant memory to Walls, before suddenly turning up on the other side of the country two weeks ago.
2. Kevin had traveled more than 2,000 miles from his home in South Carolina after going missing in 2013.
3. Luckily, Kevin was micro-chipped, allowing vets to track down his shocked owner, 44-year-old Cheryl Walls. The feline had gone missing almost two years ago.
Speaking of the moment she heard her cat had been found, a stunned Walls told WLOS:
How in the God’s name did he get to California? That was my first [thought].
Wills later joked that her cat had seen more of the world than she has in her lifetime.
4. A cat missing for 18 months is found 2,000 miles away.
5. The Anderson, South Carolina, resident adopted the pet as a companion after her fianc├⌐ died in June 2013 — she joked that he has now seen more of the world than her after his cross-country adventure.
Kevin’s return home was made possible by generous donations which have allowed him to fly to South Carolina.
The feline took off from Palm Springs earlier this week and was met at the airport in South Carolina by his emotional owner.
John Welsh from Riverside County Animal Services said that it seemed as though Kevin had been cared for during the time he had been away from home.
However, who cared for him and how Kevin got into the trailer are questions that are yet to be answered.
6. A long-lost cat is returned to his owner, after traveling more than 2,000 miles cross-country in a trailer.
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