Tiger, a 16 pound cat, has been missing since May. His owner was moving from Atlanta to Israel, and he was taking Tiger with him.
When Tiger’s transport cage was being loaded into the cargo area at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, his cage fell from a loading platform and the door opened. The cat bolted and has not been seen since.
Tiger’s owner was notified when he was on a Delta Airlines plane about to depart for Israel. Employees told him about the mishap with Tiger and asked if he wanted to stay on the plane and continue with his journey or stay at the airport to try and find Tiger. He decided to continue with his flight because airline employees assured him that they would find Tiger.
Delta officials say that they are still searching for the missing feline among the concourses, ramps, conveyor belts and many other hiding places. Employees do say that it is a challenging task to try and find a cat among the airport’s 4,700 acres. Delta says that it is rare for any airline to lose a pet.
The airline offered Tiger’s owner $1,520 in cash and $500 in travel vouchers for losing the Siberian mix. His owner continues his search from Tiger while he is in Israel. He keeps in touch with the local shelters in Atlanta weekly.