Stowaway Cat Travels 3,200 Miles To Bangor
This past Tuesday night, a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III military cargo plane landed at the Bangor International Airport with an unexpected passenger.
Somewhere within the cargo hold of the plane a gray and white male cat was discovered. Earlier that day, the plane had taken off from Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California, located between San Francisco and Sacramento. Before traveling to Bangor, the plane did make a pit stop in Colorado Springs. Airport types can't tell where the cat boarded the plane.
But the friendly feline seemed to be happy with being discovered after his journey across the country, lovingly purring in the arms of a maintenance worker at BIA, according to a story in the Bangor Daily News.
Mr. Kitty now resides at the Bangor Humane Society as folks from there and the airport try to track its owner down, wherever they may be. Phone calls will be made and photos will be posted to social media.
Unfortunately, the cat is not micro-chipped. But after observing its mannerisms, those that have come into contact with it believe that it does have a family.
At least this beautiful and friendly meandering boy was found here in Bangor before the military cargo plane continued on to its final destination, which was overseas. He has a much better chance at being reunited with his American family, and won't have to go through the arduous and expensive task of obtaining a passport.