Baloo the cat back home in N.S. after being mistakenly shipped 1,200 kilometres across Canada
|globalnews.ca 16 Dec 2018 at 11:28|
Much to the relief of his loving family, Baloo the cat came back – just not the very next day – after being mistakenly shipped 1,200 kilometres away.
“There’s been lots of treats and lots of belly rubs,” said his owner, Jackie Lake.
Baloo’s 10-day-long ordeal began when he snuck into a box of tire rims to catch a quick catnap in his Halifax-area home, not knowing that the box he had crawled into would soon be on its way to Alberta.
Lake taped up the box and shipped it off on Dec. 6. The next day, she noticed that Baloo was missing and spent the weekend frantically searching her Dartmouth neighborhood for the beloved pet.
A Purolator employee found the cat in Montreal, and the local SPCA coordinated a return trip for the furry stowaway after they got in touch with Lake on Monday.
“I can’t stop thanking these people for helping me,” said Lake. “They took really good care of him. I’m just eternally grateful.”
Baloo left Montreal on Friday with Freedom Drivers, a group of volunteers that transports shelter animals, and got home Saturday evening at around 7 p.m.