Stowaway cat travels 116 nautical miles hidden on boat

The Press and Journal. By Rita Campbell.

Stowaway cat

It was a break-in worthy of any cat burglar.

A stowaway feline hitched a ride on a private yacht and travelled 166 nautical miles all the way from the isle of Harris to Oban.

The part tabby, part tortoiseshell cat, one of a feral colony that is fed by the fishermen at Leverburgh harbour, jumped aboard the charter boat when it stopped at Harris on its return to Oban from a trip to St Kilda.

The cat spent the weekend with Oban Vets and is now in the care of Argyll Animal Aid, who are trying to find someone who can take her back to Harris.

The fishermen are keen to have her back with the rest of her family. The cats keep the mice and rats away from the pier in exchange for fish. Swift Mile garage, also based at the pier, feed them cat food too as a thank you for their services.

The small cruiser had been on a trip to St Kilda and stopped at Harris on its return trip to Oban.

Continue reading here about theplans to return the cat.

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