It seems even the highest-ranking airlines aren’t immune to trouble when it comes to transporting pets. Lufthansa, a German-based airline, was recently ranked one of Europe’s best airlines. But enhanced leg room didn’t help a cat named Milo. His plans to make a safe journey from Germany to Washington D.C. haven’t turned out how they expected. The cute tabby cat is currently missing, after escaping in the airport. Now, social media is spreading the word to help bring the missing cat home. (UPDATE at end of article.)
A woman identified on Facebook as Molly Jean posted her plight. It was after a long flight into Dulles Airport that she learned that her cat was missing. The woman wrote that she was returning home after being “stationed” in Germany for four years. She (of course) brought her beloved cat with her. But now she’s worried about Milo’s safety.
That was on October 4, and Milo still hasn’t been found.
The missing cat was reportedly lost somewhere during transport between the airport gate and baggage claim.
He was likely scared and somehow exited his carrier to run for cover. Both Lufthansa and airport staff have been looking for the sly escapee. But so far, Milo is still missing.
— Anna McFadden (@AnnaBanana416) October 4, 2019
Molly Jean is unable to search the airport herself. So she is working closely with airport officials to ensure his safety. It’s likely the missing cat is still hiding somewhere near the tarmac. The Lufthansa management team has reportedly been working hard to reunite Milo with his family. And everyone wants to make sure he isn’t forgotten.
But what if Milo is outside the airport near the tarmac? He could eventually make his way off airport grounds. Milo’s mom created the hashtag, #MiloIsMissing. She is encouraging everyone on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to share information about Milo.
The more people who know he’s missing, the better his chances are of coming home!
As of a few hours ago, Molly shared this update on her Facebook post.
Hey all- update. We were able to get a tracking dog from Puregold Pet Trackers at the airport last night to narrow down some possible locations he might be and, Dulles employees will set up some humane traps with food and water in those areas.
Hopefully he’s getting hungrier and we can lure him out of hiding – it doesn’t seem like he traveled far from when he escaped. Thanks so much to everyone for the thoughts, prayers, advice, and contacts. I’ll keep you all updated, I’m really really hoping to get him back soon.
Share Milo’s story to help bring this missing cat home!
~UPDATE DECEMBER 2019~
MILO’S BEEN FOUND!!! Yes, the sweet boy who brought together masses of people for his rescue mission is back home.
Molly’s Facebook page “Milo Is Missing”, grew to over 3,500 people who were all praying for any update on Milo. But after two months of holding out hope that’s he’d be in her arms again, she was losing hope.
And it was only 2 days later, on Friday, December 6th, when his mom finally got to write the post she’d been hoping to! Her boy was right where he was supposed to be. Wrapped safely in her loving embrace.
Even though he is home now, Molly is happy to share updates with the others that were there supporting her. Congratulations to Molly, Milo and their entire family!! We’re thrilled that his story has a happy ending <3
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