A kitty that couldn’t find his way home five months ago ended up in a truck that traveled over 2,000 miles before he was discovered and turned over to the Riverside County Department of Animal Services — to the delight and relief of his owner, officials said Friday.
“Kitty Bitty” was found earlier this week tucked inside a soda truck that apparently carried him all the way from Georgia to the Inland Empire, according to animal services spokesman John Welsh.
He said the trucker discovered the young gray-and-white cat dehydrated and looking the worse for wear, but uninjured.
The driver contacted animal control officers, who took Kitty Bitty back to the Western Riverside County Animal Shelter in Jurupa Valley for basic veterinary care, Welsh said.
He said the cat, now resting comfortably, was sporting a rabies tag that identified him, prompting a call to his owner in Georgia, who was “stoked” to learn the wayward feline was safe.
The cat went missing around the Fourth of July, according to Welsh.
Agency officials are coordinating with the owner to have Kitty Bitty home by Christmas.
–City News Service
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