Skip to comments.Stowaway Cat Makes Trip From Philippines To LA Without Food, Water
Posted on 07/30/2013 12:42:12 PM PDT by BenLurkin
BALDWIN PARK (CBSLA.com) A 4-year-old domestic short-haired cat who was found inside a freight container in the city of Industry after traveling across the Pacific Ocean without food or water is looking for a home.
The cat was listed in fair condition after being found July 16 in a container that arrived in Los Angeles aboard a ship en-route from Manila, Philippines.
The County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) was contacted by the business, located on the 100 block of S. Grand Avenue after employees opened the container and found the cat.
The cat was very weak and frail, said Marcia Mayeda, DACCs director.
The cat, named Pinay (Pin-eye) by staff, was described as a Domestic Short Haired, orange and white female and is listed in fair condition at the Baldwin Park Animal Care Centers medical unit.
It is amazing that this cat could survive the almost 6,400 nautical mile journey by sea without food or water, Mayeda said. She has been closely monitored and cared for by our medical team and is getting stronger and putting on weight.
The DACC Veterinary staff reports that Pinay has made significant strides in her physical condition since coming to the animal care center.
Her name, Pinay, is a common term for a female Filipino.
We wanted to give her a name which kept her close to her roots, said Dr. Maria Sabio-Solacito, DACCs Senior Veterinarian and a native Filipino.
Pinay who just cleared her quarantine is now seeking a permanent or foster home, preferably with an owner accustomed to skittish cats, Mayeda said.
We will continue to provide the best care for Pinay until we can send her off to her new home, Mayeda said. Pinay has been through a lot and needs a calm, loving family to help her transition.
Anyone interested in adopting Pinay were asked to email the DACC at email@example.com.
Amnesty for Pinay!
It’s an orange cat, of course.
they sail at 15mph (lots of variance here)
20 days or so plus load/unload days
I’ll bet this cat finds a home pronto. Who could resist that beautiful face?
That's about 100 times the length of time it takes for a cat to starve to death. Well, at least according to one cat I had.
6400 nm at 15 kts is 17 days.
This cat didn’t go 17 days without water.
I wonder if it was licking condensation off the inside of shipping container.
Does it speak English? ;)
Poor kitty ping...
That’s a long time for a kitty go go without food and water, especially water.
I hope somebody takes care of this poor kitty.
She’s alive and getting better. Could be worse.
Oh! She’s very pretty and unusual. Most orange and white tabbys are male. I used to have a Siamese NAMED “Skitty” because her usual place in the household was under the furniture.
Truly a MIRACLE sea miles cat!:)=^..^=
She will make a wonderful adopted animal companion cat very soon. She is truly a MIRACLE cat! :)=^..^=
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