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Stowaway cat survives three week trip from Cyprus to Warwick in shipping container

Leamington Editorial 24th Jun, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A PLUCKY cat miraculously survived a gruelling three week journey from Cyprus to Warwick locked in a storage container with no food or water.

The four-year-old stray found her way into a container in Limassol and spent a month at sea before arriving at the Pickfords warehouse on Hiron Way. It is believed she survived the 2,200 mile voyage by licking condensation from the wall.

The tabby and white cat was discovered by shocked workers when they opened the container to empty out their customer’s goods.

Staff immediately gave the starving feline food and water because she was so thin and dehydrated.

She was then taken into quarantine at a Bedworth cattery where she made a full recovery and was named Miss Pickford after the container she spent her travels in.

Miss Pickford is now at the Cats Protection Birmingham Centre where she is waiting to be adopted.

Birmingham deputy manager Sarah Whitmore said: “After her adventurous journey it’s not surprising that she’s still a little unsure of herself, but the volunteers and staff are sure that she’ll make the perfect pet for someone.

“Miss Pickford is a very special cat to have survived such a gruelling ordeal. She’s fairly shy and retiring so we’re hoping to find her a quiet home with an experienced owner who can coax her out of her shell.”

Visit or call 01564 822 020 to find out more about adopting Miss Pickford.

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