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Cat survives Philippines-LA trip in container ship

July 30, 2013 10:56:28 AM PDT
A 4-year-old domestic short-haired cat from the Philippines survived a nearly 6,400-mile trip to Los Angeles in a container ship.

Authorities say the cat was discovered inside a freight container at a business on the 100 block of S. Grand Avenue in the City of Industry on July 16. Animal control officers were called, finding the cat weak and frail from being without food or water the entire three-week trip from Manila.

"We believe she was living at the port in Manila and wandered into a shipping container," said Jacquie Green of the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center. "It was warm and dry and seemed like a safe place to spend some time."

The cat is now in fair condition at the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center's medical unit. The staff named her Pinay, which is a common term for a female Filipino, to keep with her roots.

Anyone interested in adopting Pinay can email daccevents@animalcare.lacounty.gov. She does not have any medical issues, officials said.

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