A family in Washington state recently discovered that their missing cat, Panda, was far, far from home in Alaska. As reported by Kiro 7 News, the mischievous cat apparently made his way from Rochester, Washington, to Kenai, Alaska, after hopping into a shipping container on a barge.
Panda managed to survive nine days without food and water before being discovered by a Home Depot employee in Kenai. With the help of social media posts, Panda’s owners, Josh and Christina Clevenger, learned that their missing cat was alive and far from home.
It’s mind blowing to know he’s 2,500 miles away.
Thanks to the United Angels non-profit group, Panda was able to fly back to his owners. The organization kept Facebook followers updated about the feisty feline’s journey home. Fans enjoyed a play-by-play of Panda’s flight home:
Panda and his people are headed home to Rochester.
Their story may be on the news.
Tune into to KIRO 7 and KCPQ 13.
UPDATE 10/30 4:04 PM
PANDA HAS LANDED!!
Update 10/30, Friday 3:40pm
Panda is expected to land at any time… Flight has a strong tail wind… It will take about an hour after touch down to reunite with Mom and Dad…
Now that Panda is safely back home, his owners have said that he will no longer be granted roaming privileges…and they are pretty sure that he isn’t going to like it. Christina said:
He’s going to be the worse child for the next couple of weeks, getting used to not being able to go outside.
Find the organization that helped bring Panda home at this link to Facebook.
(Image via screenshot United Angels Facebook page)
Follow the National Animal News Facebook page for more news, updates and petitions.
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