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Stowaway Cat Travels More Than 100 Nautical Miles on Private Yacht, Needs Help Getting Home

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She’d hitchhike back to Harris if she could.

A cat found on a charter yacht that sailed to Oban, Scotland, from Harris, traveled over 100 nautical miles on the ship, and she now needs someone to take her back home.

“Through Facebook we have discovered that she is part of a feral colony that has been spayed and neutered by the fishermen on Harris who feed them and in return the cats keep down the mice and rat population!” reads a Facebook post from Argyll Animal Aid, who took the cat in. “This wee soul stowed aboard and has ended up with us.”

It turns out the fisherman would like the kitty back where she belongs — but how exactly she’ll get there is the big question. Harris is situated on the largest island in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, a place that isn’t exactly easy to get to.

“They would like her back but it might take some time unless we can organise someone to take her at least to the ferry going to Harris,” says the post. “So……anyone out there that can help with this? Give Jean a call if you can help in any way please 01631 566406.”

The pretty kitty is seen sitting in a cat carrier in a photo on the Cat Protection – Isle of Lewis and Harris Branch Facebook page, who shared the story.

“She is semi feral, she is used to being fed,” Jean Sutherland of Argyll Animal Aid told The Press Journal, who reported the story. “It would be really nice to get her back to her colony that she knows, it’s her family at the end of the day. Hopefully we will get somebody going up that way who wouldn’t mind taking her.”