Lucy is now house after an unintentional adventure from South Carolina to Maine in a neighbor’s automotive. (Picture: Michael Welch)

It was once the similar as each night time. The couple let their cat out to play within the backyard. The variation this time? She didn’t come house and took an unintentional go back and forth that might be way more adventurous than someone, cat or house owners, anticipated.

The Tale

On June 25, Lucy was once let loose by way of her house owners, Michael and Meredith Welch, as was once their ritual. “We let her out, she is going out each night time, that’s her customary factor,” Michael advised Live5News. When she didn’t come house, the couple was once extremely confused and anxious. 4 days later, when their Charleston, South Carolina, neighbor unpacked the auto after a one-thousand mile plus pressure up the coast to Falmouth, Maine, Lucy stunned them by way of popping out from beneath the automobile’s passenger seat then starting off, probably pondering she was once on her as far back as her own residence.

“We haven’t any concept what’s going on with this cat. For greater than every week there and after we discovered that she is in Maine it’s roughly like ok, neatly we all know the place she is, however she’s in Maine. Like whoa that’s far away and there’s not anything we will be able to do about it.”

“There have been a lot of various sightings throughout, so who is aware of how a long way she went and the place she in fact went,” Michael mentioned.

The use of Social Media

Posting messages on misplaced puppy teams on Fb within the Falmouth house and asking other folks to stay a watch out for Lucy stuck consideration. After studying the posts, The Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART) started to actively seek. Of the group Michael mentioned, “There have been posters and indicators. She had like ten other volunteers and all of them canvased the group.”

Thankfully for Lucy and the Welch’s, HART volunteer Lisa Smith positioned the hitchhiking kitty handiest 3 properties clear of the place she had jumped out of the

Michael was once overjoyed to be told of the scoop. “I imply what else are we able to do. Those individuals are wonderful. They’re all volunteers and did it out in their just right will.”

Issues to Take into accout

Fortunately, Lucy has since returned house, after being away for a month, touring again with some other volunteer who came about to have plans to commute to the Columbia house. The circle of relatives is exceedingly glad to be reunited with their wandering cat. This tale has a cheerful finishing, as a result of the kindness of strangers and good use of social media, however this revel in serves as a reminder to all those that do permit their tom cats to project out of doors to ensure they’re microchipped and, if imaginable, monitored for his or her protection and house owners peace of thoughts. And take into accout to replace your addresses/touch/and emergency touch knowledge, too.

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