🔍💔 Did This Devoted Owner Cross 1500km for Their Beloved Cat?

Imagine this: A British Shorthair, a gorgeous blue cat, got snatched up by a cat trafficker. Its dedicated owner trekked an incredible 1500 kilometers across states to bring it back. You’d think, given how fast cats can dash, this kitty and its human were doomed to be separated.

But, thanks to a tracking device and the owner’s unwavering commitment, this fur baby made it back home after a harrowing adventure. It’s more than just a search for a lost cat; it’s like looking for a missing child.

Meet Mantou, a three-year-old British Shorthair blue cat. Raised from kittenhood by its owner, Mantou has been more than just a pet.

However, right around Chinese New Year, with work piling up, the owner decided to leave Mantou back in Zhejiang for better care, even fitting it with a tracking device for safety. But fate took a turn on the night of February 3rd when Mantou mysteriously disappeared. The owner, away at the time, only learned about this the next morning.

Given Mantou’s tracker, the owner figured it must’ve been wandering nearby all night. Initially, it didn’t seem like a big deal. But as hours ticked by, with Mantou still missing and no trace of it around, the gravity of the situation sank in. Thankfully, that tracker was still on Mantou.

In a twist, when the owner checked the tracker, Mantou had somehow made it from Zhejiang to Jiangsu overnight. And it didn’t stop there; Mantou was on the move southward, fast, like it was in some kind of cat-and-mouse chase.

The owner pieced things together, guessing Mantou might be heading to Guangzhou. This hunch was confirmed when the tracker pinged in Jiangxi province on the afternoon of February 6th.

Determined, the owner flew to Guangzhou that very night, fearing they might miss the chance to rescue Mantou. They even reached out online for help from Guangzhou locals. Their efforts paid off. With a few kind-hearted volunteers, Mantou was found, along with two other cats, in a container truck in Baiyun District.

Seeing Mantou again, the owner was overwhelmed, as if reuniting with a long-lost child. The cat’s eyes were filled with fear and sadness. Both owner and cat shared a tearful reunion, with the owner comforting Mantou lovingly.

The chilling truth emerged later: Mantou and the other cats had been nabbed by cat traffickers. What’s even more horrifying is that many cats in these situations end up as dishes on dinner tables.

It was a stroke of luck that Mantou had the tracker, or it might have ironically ended up as a “mantou” (a type of steamed bun) on someone’s plate.

This tale is a rollercoaster of misfortune and luck. Mantou’s bizarre abduction by traffickers turned into a story of relentless pursuit and community support.

The owner’s quick thinking and bravery are commendable. It’s a stark reminder of the importance of safeguarding our furry family members. To pet owners, these animals are more than pets; they’re irreplaceable parts of our lives.

Harvey Wells

I am an intense cool pets lover. I have tortoises, tarantulas and a few other exotic pets. And I would love to share what I have learned.

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