Traveling with pets may be challenging — just ask Rowdy and her family.
The clever kitten, who escaped from her container in an airplane’s cargo area late last month, has been living it up for three weeks within Boston International Airport. The fun, however, came to a stop on Wednesday when an employee eventually caught her.
After being lost at Logan for 3 weeks, we are happy to report Rowdy the cat has been found! 🐈 She’s happy, healthy and will be re-united with her family later today. pic.twitter.com/GbUAis0WHa
— Boston Logan International Airport (@BostonLogan) July 13, 2022
Rowdy’s mother, Patty Nolet Sahli, wrote in a Facebook post, “She was apprehended at a feeding station they had put up for her.” “They had been seeing her in a same spot often, so they knew she was there.” The airport personnel and everyone else engaged were quite helpful.”
After Sahli and her family returned to Boston after a military deployment in Germany, the 4-year-old black cat became involved in a lengthy search. They quickly discovered that their beloved cat was not at the pickup location, prompting Sahli to openly write about the problem on numerous social media networks.
“My favorite kitty was lost by the airline at Boston Airport,” Sahli earlier stated. “I am worried sick.”
According to a Facebook post by Sahli, the search team comprised “Boston airport staff, Massport, construction workers, Lufthansa, and local animal advocates” who used cameras, safe-release traps, and a tracker given by the airline.
“They have prepared traps with food and drink, as well as my clothes, in the basement where they suspect she fled,” Sahli wrote. “We’re also providing them voice recordings of family members. We’ve also placed her favorite food around the cages.”
Rowdy had a great time exploring the airport’s hidden corners, but she missed the comfort of her family (and favorite cat treats). Despite multiple on-camera sightings, the cat eluded capture – until now.
“She is fully content and will be returned to us shortly,” Sahli said in an update. “I knew my kitten would not give up, and she is still behaving normally to vet staff.”