SUFFOLK, Va. – 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 her cat Mee Moowe disappeared in September as movers packed her family’s belongings for a move from Suffolk, Virginia, to Hawaii.
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.
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WAVY says a veterinarian office in Hawaii that treated Mee Moowe reported the cat exhibited classic symptoms of starvation.
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.