Lost Ragdoll cat survives 5 months
“An exclusively indoor ragdoll cat known more for her placid nature than her hunting skills has defied remarkable odds — surviving five months in the Adelaide Plains after she was reported missing by her distraught Perth owner. “
The picture below is not Luna, the kitty that roamed lost for 5 months, but is a free picture from Pixabay of another beautiful Ragdoll cat.
You may have heard about the Incredible Journey (2 dogs and a cat return home). Now we have the amazing Ragdoll cat, Luna. Her owners had taken her with them on a road trip and in Melbourne, even though Luna was in a harness attached to a barrier, she managed to break free off and got outside through a small gap in the window.
Where there’s a will, there’s a way, when it comes to cats.
Poor Luna ended up starving and dehydrated and ended up in Adelaide, 12 kilometers from where she got out of the car. She was noticed by people at the Dublin Cricket Club in South Australia and someone recognized her as the lost cat, of which “Missing” posters had been put up.
Luna was taken to the Adelaide University’s Companion Animal Health Centre, where she was identified through her microchip.
“I’m very surprised she survived,” said a spokeswoman for the Centre, Diane Whatling.
“Although cats are scavengers, these ragdolls are a very sensitive breed — she may not have even known how to hunt.” Ms Whatling said.
I am so happy that Luna survived and is now reunited with her family, whom I don’t think will be taking her in their car any more. This tale also reminds cat owners to micro-chip their cats, so they can be returned home to be looked after.
Other References: click on links below to see copyrighted photos of Luna