A 4-year-old ginger cat from the Philippines stowed away in a container ship headed from Manila, Philippines, to Los Angeles is gaining weight and getting stronger after the 7300-mile trip without food and water left it near death.
The LA County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) said the cat was found inside a freight container at a business on the 100 block of S. Grand Avenue in the City of Industry on July 16. The ginger cat is very weak and frail from being without food or water the entire three-week trip from Manila.
“We believe she was living at the port in Manila and wandered into a shipping container,” said Jacquie Green of the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center. “It was warm and dry and seemed like a safe place to spend some time.”
The cat is now in fair condition at the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center’s medical unit. The staff named her Pinay, which is a common term for a female Filipino, to keep with her roots.
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