Skelton UK resident Angela Burrell spent £2,500 to bring the cat she rescued from the streets in China back to the UK. After getting blood tests, shots, permissions and a British Airways flight, Kandinsky is enjoying life in his new home.
Angela spent 6 years teaching English in Northeast China, near Bejing, and adopted her handsome tuxedo cat Kandinsky when she found him mewing in the street. “He was feeling very sorry for himself and I decided I wanted to bring him back home to Skelton with me, but he had to pass a blood test and in January this year I got him all his jabs and permissions. It’s no longer necessary to quarantine cats now as the regulations have changed. I believe I’m the first person in that area of China to do this,” Angela said.
Kandinsky flew to the UK via British Airways, while Angela took a cheaper Russian flight.
Angela says Kandinsky is about two years old and the affectionate tuxie likes the extra space at her family’s home after spending time in a cramped Chinese apartment. Kandinsky even gets to go out into the garden with his harness and leash.
Angel and Kandinsky will make another trip together; next time traveling to the US, where they will meet up with Angela’s boyfriend and she will take another teaching job.
Kandinsky’s petmom says he is a friend for life and it was worth every penny to get him home. “It’s been an adventure, but it’s great now I’ve got him back to the UK,” Angela told a reporter for The Evening Gazette, where her story first appeared.