KEY POINTS

  • The couple was moving back home in Haines when the kitten, Spot, got lost
  • The kitten was later found by another couple, who handed it over to volunteers
  • Spot was flown back home and to its owners for free by a regional airline flight

A 4-month-old kitten has been reunited with its owners after it got lost during a ferry ride from Washington to Alaska.

Cassidy Timm and Blake Ward were traveling from Bellingham, Washington to Haines when the feline, named Spot, slipped out of the sunroof of their car which was parked on the ferry, Oregon Live reported.

The couple was moving back home with all their pets, including Spot’s mom and siblings.

As soon as the couple got home, Timm posted on Facebook about the incident. She said in the post that she made the ferry make announcements, checked in the wheel wells of other cars, set kennels out with food and Spot’s mom, and even left one of the dogs Spot snuggles with tied outside in hopes that Spot would return but to no avail.

Timm wrote in the Facebook post that the mainline ferry stopped throughout cities of Alaska and that it could be anywhere along the ferry’s route which includes Ketchikan, Petersburg, Wrangell, Juneau, or Skagway.

Thankfully, Spot was found in Juneau, about 6 miles from the ferry dock in the city a few days later. A couple heard Spot crying under their porch and posted on social media to locate its owner.

The couple handed the kitten over to volunteers, who donated a kennel and drove it to the airport, from where a regional airline flew it home for free, according to Komo News.

Spot was reunited with its owner after a week. "She’s everything to us," Timm said in the Facebook post. "We love our animals. They’re like our kids. So we’re so happy to have her back."

In November 2011, a cat was reunited with its owners five long years after it disappeared from the owners’ Portland home. The cat, Sasha, was found by Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society roaming on the street without a collar. The cat was scanned for a microchip, which helped the authorities identify its owners and reunite the feline with them.

Kitten/Cat Pictured: Representational image. Photo: Dana Tentis/Pixabay