Trousers the catnapped cat will be hitchhiking a cross-country ride back home after being missing from his family since June.
Found and taken in by the Peterson family in Oakland, Calif., they decided to have the feline checked for a microchip. Once the vet technician scanned the fluffy white cat and found a HomeAgain registered microchip, she called the service and returned to the waiting room with the news. The cat’s name was Trousers and it seemed as though his owners hadn’t updated their contact information: they were registered as living in New York City.
When the Landaus’s, Trousers’ owners, were contacted, they were stunned to hear how far their pet had made it. Skeptical at first, they recognized Trousers with his unique black spots on his hind legs that give the impression he’s wearing pants.
Once they were certain it was really their cat, the Landaus’s now faced the problem of transporting him across the country, back to his home in Brooklyn.
Luckily, Laurie Peterson, Founder and CEO of Build & Imagine Toys, had a solution: she will soon be in New York for the 2016 Toy Fair to showcase her new building toys, and Trousers will hitch a ride with her on her cross-country Virgin America flight.
“He is known and loved by every person on our street and has way more friends in the neighborhood than we do. His return is going to bring an untold amount of joy to dozens of people,” said owner Heather William-Landaus. “I really wish he could tell us about his crazy adventures!”