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Bandit Takes a Road Trip

January 11, 2019

People say cats have nine lives. But in the case of one cat near Detroit, it used one of those lives to do some serious traveling.

Dearborn, Michigan resident Judy Sanborn says her cat went missing two months ago - and she had no idea where it turned up. That is, until she got a call from a pet hospital in Tampa, Florida. The Detroit Free Press reports the hospital told Sanborn they had her 2 1/2 year-old tabby, named Bandit. A Tampa resident found the cat - and it was identified through its microchip. A manager at the pet hospital says it’s the first time in his 30-year career that he has heard of an animal taking such a long trip from home. It’s unclear how Bandit made the trip from Michigan to Florida.

Sanborn guesses he hitched a ride on a moving vehicle or was found by someone in Michigan on their way to Florida.

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