Furry stowaway finds a home

A cat who was discovered in a Pickfords container earlier this year has found a home.

The feline, believed to have been a street cat, had found its way into a shipping container in Limassol, Cyprus, and spent a month on the water on its way to the UK.

The container was unloaded and trucked to Pickfords’ international warehouse in Kempston, Bedfordshire. On opening the container to unload its customers’ goods, the Pickfords warehouse team discovered the tabby.

The cat was not in the best of health when the container was opened, so Pickfords gave her food and water to keep her going. The team called the local Bedford Trading Standards organisation who sent a team to catch the cat, who was then taken into quarantine.

Once given the all-clear from quarantine, she was taken in by Cats Protection Birmingham Adoption Centre. The cat attracted a lot of interest, but being rather shy after her ordeal, went several weeks without being adopted.

Eventually, an elderly couple visited the Centre, saw the stowaway and fell in love. Confident they would be able to coax her out of her shell, they adopted the feline, naming her ‘Miss Pickford’.

Miss Pickford now enjoys the comforts of her new Birmingham home, and is slowly becoming less shy around her owners.

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