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Missing Cat Found More Than 9,000 Miles Away From Home

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A pet cat is in for a long road trip after he was found several thousand miles away from home.

Tyson the cat was discovered in Teslin, Yukon after living outdoors for the past six months. The community took him in, and he was brought to the Yukon's legislative building.

Stacey Hassard, the A Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) of the Pelly-Nisutlin riding, said Tyson was found in a rough state, after a resident saw him hunting near a bird feeder, radio station The Rush reports.

"He was pretty skin and bones, so they nursed him back to health," Hassard told CBC.

Tyson was taken to the vet for a checkup and see if he had been implanted with a microchip.

Luckily he was, but everyone was shocked when they found out where he came from.

Hassard discovered Tyson's owners live in New Mexico, more 9,000 miles away from his village. They had lost their cat when they were moving from their post in Alaska.

"The story is that they're U.S. Military and they were travelling from Fairbanks to their new posting in New Mexico. They stopped overnight in Teslin about the first of July and the cat got away. He'd been living on his own for about six months, through the winter," he said.

Thankfully, the couple and their beloved feline will soon be reunited.

"I am putting him on the Air North plane this afternoon and the owners are going to fly from New Mexico to Vancouver and pick him up," Hassard said.

What is the farthest place you've ever heard of a pet being away from home?

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