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Stowaway Cat Makes Trip From Philippines To LA Without Food, Water
CBSLA.com) ^ | July 30, 2013 8:03 AM

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, DACC’s 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 Center’s 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, DACC’s 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 daccevents@animalcare.lacounty.gov.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: animalrescue; kittyping

Stowaway Cat Makes Trip From Philippines To LA Without Food, Water (Photo courtesy County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control)
1 posted on 07/30/2013 12:42:12 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Amnesty for Pinay!


2 posted on 07/30/2013 12:43:53 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: humblegunner

It’s an orange cat, of course.


3 posted on 07/30/2013 12:44:37 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: BenLurkin
How long did the trip take? The author told the distance and the arrival date, but no info on the departure date.
4 posted on 07/30/2013 12:49:07 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: KarlInOhio

7300 miles
they sail at 15mph (lots of variance here)
20 days or so plus load/unload days


5 posted on 07/30/2013 12:52:09 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: BenLurkin

I’ll bet this cat finds a home pronto. Who could resist that beautiful face?


6 posted on 07/30/2013 12:52:16 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

Ditto

She’s beautiful


7 posted on 07/30/2013 12:54:27 PM PDT by Gefn (More Cowbell please)
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To: nascarnation
20 days or so plus load/unload days

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.

8 posted on 07/30/2013 12:56:40 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: BenLurkin

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.


9 posted on 07/30/2013 12:58:56 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: BenLurkin

Does it speak English? ;)


10 posted on 07/30/2013 1:02:00 PM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (People in America are still tried in the courts rather than by left-wing protesters or by the media.)
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To: BenLurkin

11 posted on 07/30/2013 1:04:19 PM PDT by South40
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To: Slings and Arrows

Poor kitty ping...


12 posted on 07/30/2013 1:30:23 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Twotone

That’s a long time for a kitty go go without food and water, especially water.


13 posted on 07/30/2013 1:46:03 PM PDT by pallmallman (Q)
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To: fatnotlazy

I hope somebody takes care of this poor kitty.


14 posted on 07/30/2013 1:46:53 PM PDT by pallmallman (Q)
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To: Twotone; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ...

15 posted on 07/30/2013 2:12:09 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; BenLurkin

Awwww...poor fluffy.


16 posted on 07/30/2013 2:17:25 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Has anyone seen my tagline? It seems to have gone Walkabout.)
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To: Monkey Face

She’s alive and getting better. Could be worse.


17 posted on 07/30/2013 2:20:52 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: BenLurkin

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.


18 posted on 07/30/2013 2:24:37 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: BenLurkin

Truly a MIRACLE sea miles cat!:)=^..^=


19 posted on 07/30/2013 2:31:34 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Slings and Arrows

She will make a wonderful adopted animal companion cat very soon. She is truly a MIRACLE cat! :)=^..^=


20 posted on 07/30/2013 2:32:49 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: BenLurkin

Poor sweet baby. She’s beautiful. I’m sure someone will give her a home. I hope they’ll be very gentle and loving with her; she’s been through enough.


21 posted on 07/30/2013 2:34:30 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Slings and Arrows

And that’s the TRUTH! She has a strong spirit, and that is good. She will mellow out with care and love.


22 posted on 07/30/2013 2:36:39 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Has anyone seen my tagline? It seems to have gone Walkabout.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Most orange cats are males. And most calicos are females, so I guess it evens out, somehow.

:o]


23 posted on 07/30/2013 2:37:50 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Has anyone seen my tagline? It seems to have gone Walkabout.)
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To: BenLurkin

He decided to Tagalog for the ride.


24 posted on 07/30/2013 2:44:50 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: KarlInOhio

The container would have been stowed, and secured several days prior to loading to the vessel, then the trip of two weeks, and several days after unloading from the vessel before delivery, and discovery of the cat. I’d say that’s approximately three weeks.

I worked 35 years in the industry including vessel operations, so have some knowledge of these things if nothing else.


25 posted on 07/30/2013 2:44:58 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Monkey Face

There was a myth at one time, that a female orange cat was worth big bucks, as was a male calico. Turns out to be untrue.


26 posted on 07/30/2013 2:45:03 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Monkey Face

There was a myth at one time, that a female orange cat was worth big bucks, as was a male calico. Turns out to be untrue.


27 posted on 07/30/2013 2:47:22 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: thackney

Those crazy redheads!


28 posted on 07/30/2013 2:48:30 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I don’t believe I ever heard that, but it sounds as if someone, somewhere might have believed it! LOL!


29 posted on 07/30/2013 2:59:27 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Has anyone seen my tagline? It seems to have gone Walkabout.)
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To: BenLurkin

Poor baby! I’ll bet she used ALL her nine lives to survive this extended cruise. Could she possibly have had a mouse or two along the way?


30 posted on 07/30/2013 3:40:54 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: BenLurkin

Aw, poor little thing.

I’m glad she’s OK. If I were out there maybe I’d adopt her.

She can’t be any crazier than the 2 we have now.


31 posted on 07/30/2013 3:44:47 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: BenLurkin
Makes Trip From Philippines To LA Without Food, Water

Must've been in coach.

32 posted on 07/30/2013 3:59:01 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The imposition of a duty on the importation of a commodity burdens the consumers. --Ludwig Von Mises)
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To: Monkey Face

The guy who tried to collect his million $$ believed it.


33 posted on 07/30/2013 3:59:19 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

LOL!


34 posted on 07/31/2013 5:22:38 AM PDT by Monkey Face (Has anyone seen my tagline? It seems to have gone Walkabout.)
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