Cat Who Travels 1,300 Miles From Home Is Reunited With Owner

Suzanne Murray

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Charles, a tabby cat from New Mexico wandered more than 1,300 miles from his home in New Mexico to Chicago. No one know for sure how he got there, but he was missing for about 8 months.

Charles was picked up by Chicago Animal Care and Control and was on the list to be euthanized.

But Charles had another life he was ready to cash in on -- he had been at Animal Care and Control for about a week, when workers discovered he had a microchip and they were able to track down his owner Robin Alex. The only problem was she couldn't afford to pick up her cat.

Albuquerque resident Lucien Sims, who also has a tabby cat was moved when he heard the story about Alex and her cat. As luck would have it, he happened to be going to Chicago for a wedding so he volunteered to pick up Charles and bring him back to New Mexico.

Sims has made all the arrangements for Charles' return, including getting a company to donate a cat carrier and American Airlines to waive the cat's travel fee.

Travis said Charles is ready for his next adventure.


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