Twice this week, the stories of stowaway cats have hit the headlines, both of which made it through perilous voyages at sea inside shipping containers, which they snuck in unsuspecting.
First in line was one-year-old tabby Emily, whose curiosity got the better of her when she hid in a box of paper that made its way from Appleton in the United States all the way to France.
Upon arrival, workers found her, thinner but healthy, and used the telephone number i.d. on her collar to contact her owners. The lucky tabby was then flown home Business Class (see picture above), courtesy of a generous airline who heard the news.
In story number two, a fluffy white cat with rock musician David Bowie‘s eyes (one green, one blue) jumped out of a large goods container in Lancashire, after what was a death-defying 17-day sea voyage from Afula, Northern Israel to Great Britain.
The cat, named Ziggy, was starving and dehydrated when he was found and put under the care of the animal charity RSPCA (Royal Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), who are hoping to trace his owners in Israel and return him home.