Marcy and Dan McClenahan are trying to find the owner of this black and white cat, but there’s a twist. The cat is likely 400 miles from home.
Dan works at the NC Minerals in Lakeville, Minnesota, and on Friday a cat hopped out of a semitrailer that had just arrived at the facility. The cat was friendly and clean, which makes the McClenahans suspect that he was someone’s pet. But the truck that the cat got off of had last stopped in Columbus, near the Christopher Cove area. After his 400-mile trip, the cat has found himself far from home.
Dan took the cat home from work, stopping to buy a litter box and food on the way home. Though the couple doesn’t currently have cats, they are happy to house this lost cat until his owners are located. The cat is very friendly and has even cuddled up to Dan.
Marcy has been working to find the cat’s home. She has called animal shelters to see if they have received reports of a missing cat, and has been using social media to help spread the word about the hitchhiking cat.
Her efforts to get the cat home stem from a particular childhood experience: When Marcy was eleven, her family’s cat went missing and was never found.
If you recognize this cat, please call the McClenahans at 630-901-0167.