Travelling cat found 3 days after going missing at Pearson Airport in Mississauga


Published April 20, 2024 at 10:37 am

Kevin the cat was reunited with his family after being lost for three days at Pearson Airport in Mississauga.

On Sunday (April 14) the grey British shorthair arrived on an Air Transat flight from Glasgow, Scotland, but went missing when the cat’s owner went to collect him in the baggage claim area.

The family’s troubles with Air Transat began before the flight departed Scotland. The airline reportedly refused to allow the cat in the cabin, citing an issue with the carrier.

Instead, Kevin was placed in the cargo bay, prompting the family to purchase a new carrier which resulted in additional charges.

According to reports, Kevin’s owner—a resident of Whitby, expressed heartbreak over the situation, noting that her daughter had taken extra precautions to ensure their cat’s safe travel home to Canada.

Despite efforts to locate Kevin within the airport premises, the owner returned home empty-handed.

However, the family received a call from the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) early Wednesday morning (April 17)  informing them that Kevin the cat had been found and turned over to the Canada Border Services Agency.

It remains unclear where Kevin spent the 72 hours before being found.

When reunited with his family, the feline appeared to be hungry, thirsty, tired and covered in black soot.

The family expressed disappointment and is reportedly considering legal action against the airline for what they perceive as negligence.

Pearson Airport advises that travelling pets are welcome but should be kept inside carriers for safety and comfort with airlines informed beforehand, as each airline has its own policies regarding pet transportation.

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