Georgia has survived New York City’s subway system.
This black seven-month-old kitten escaped into the subway and was found 25 days later by two track workers. And now she has been returned to her happy owner.
The cat was a bit thinner and had a scratch on her nose from her subway ordeal.
After hearing about the story of missing Georgia, track flagman Mark Dalessio and track inspector Efrain LaPorte had been diligently checking the area where Georgia had been spotted by a Con Ed worker on Wednesday.
Dalessio said, “As I was walking down the track, I was making cat sounds, meowing. I heard a ‘meow’ back and I thought it was LaPorte. I thought, ‘Wow, LaPorte is inspired.’ Then I heard it again. I looked down, and said, ‘It’s Georgia!’ ”
Georgia had been taking shelter in a foot-deep metal drain between two tracks when she was spotted.
The little kitten gave Dalessio a lick as he reached for her.
They called the police and in minutes, NYPD transit cops Sgt. Daniel Green and Police Officer Ilker Ozuk climbed down and rescued the cat.
Georgia went missing after she escaped from her travel carrier when her owner set the carrier on the subway platform.
After a checkup by the veterinarian, it was discovered that Georgia suffered a fractured back leg during her subway adventure. She went through surgery earlier this week and is recovering.
Source: Daily News