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Cat survives trip in moving box across US

December 3, 2014 GMT

SUFFOLK, Virginia (AP) — A cat has used up at least one of its nine lives after surviving a monthlong trip in a moving box with no food or water.

Ashley Barth tells WAVY-TV (http://bit.ly/1tLTngg) her cat Mee Moowe disappeared in September as movers packed her family’s belongings for a move from Suffolk, Virginia, to Hawaii - a nearly 5,000 mile (8,000 kilometer) journey.

Thirty-six days later, the boxes arrived in Hawaii. Barth says she heard a faint “meow” as the boxes were unloaded. Mee Moowe was in one of the boxes.

Barth says the cat had lost half her body weight and could barely walk.


State veterinarian offices in Virginia and Hawaii told WAVY it’s unlikely a cat could survive 36 days without food or water, but not impossible.


Information from: WAVY-TV, http://www.wavy.com/