Miracle Stowaway Cat Survives 35 Days In Container

One tough cat survived the journey from China to North Carolina in a motorcycle parts container — spending at least 35 days without food or water. Eat your heart out Richard Hatch. We’ve got a new survivor.

10 Responses to “Miracle Stowaway Cat Survives 35 Days In Container”

  1. Marilyn says:

    Wow! Maybe there were a few mice in there. I sure hope he has a full recovery.

  2. Gary says:

    Poor kitty but he knew his chances were better in the box. I hope he recovers fully without any ill effects.

  3. Ticocats says:

    He’s going to have a tough time. A later version of the AP story says:

    A co-worker of Congdon’s plans to adopt China, as animal-service workers are calling her, if she checks out OK with a veterinarian. But that might not be so easy.

    “We have to take precautions,” said animal-services manager Brenda Miller, explaining that the cat came from a country with different strains of rabies. State law says that any animal coming into the country must be vaccinated and quarantined for six months.

    Congdon hopes that the cat won’t have to be euthanized.

    “It would be a shame for the cat to die after it survived such an ordeal,” he said.

  4. johnypaycut says:

    what burecratic b.s. ? the poor animals survived 35days , and now they’v got to “quarantine” the cat for a disease that kills in less than 14days?
    the symptoms would show in few days even in a healthy animal? this 1’s
    already been quarantined for 30? (how about time off for good behavior?)
    what a crock!

  5. Karen V says:

    I want pictures!!

  6. E.Beard says:

    I agree it is bs but what else does one expect from governmental officials these days ? It is a learned behavior !

  7. Gary says:

    johnypaycut, That’s right.

    They quarantine a kitty that needs medical help right now but they let poisons into the country sight unseen without any checks whatsoever.

    We don’t have a govt, we have a bunch of stupid, self-serving people collecting high wages for doing nothing.

  8. mittens says:

    of course, here it’s the eating of cat food for 35 days that can lead to death…so your pet is, afterall, better off starving on a slow cargo boat from china.

  9. mittens says:

    karen v- here’s a picture. beautiful cat.
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,271777,00.html

  10. Karen V says:

    AAAHHH - looks like my Siberia! Its a tabby. Musta wanted to claim asylum status ;-)


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