When the Lake family couldn’t find their cat, Baloo, they spent days searching for him near their Nova Scotia home. But it turns out, the pet had crawled inside a box Jacqueline Lake was getting ready to ship out and she had no idea he was in there.
The box had a tire rim inside and Baloo made no sound as she dropped off the package, but when it arrived at its Montreal location, employees found the cat inside. They contacted the local SPCA, who contacted the family to tell them Baloo had made the nearly 1,500-mile journey and was alive and well.
Lake says she’s “eternally grateful” to the SPCA for their help and the network of volunteers with the organization Freedom Drivers who drove Baloo back home for free. Now the cat is back with his family, just in time for Christmas. And after catching up on a week’s worth of eating, he seems to be healthy after his cross country adventure.