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Cat Survives Mammoth Journey

Felix

Felix

Tracey & Felix

A cat survived a mammoth journey from the Middle East to Britain inside a shipping container by lapping condensation from the walls.

The bedraggled grey feline was discovered inside the container packed with sandpits and paddling pools delivered to a depot near Coleshill, Warwickshire, United Kingdom.

RSPCA workers who found the cat have named it Felix after Felixstowe, the Suffolk port where the container arrived from Israel before being transferred by rail to the West Midlands.

RSPCA animal collection officer Tracey Smith, who was called to the Hams Hall Freight Depot on Tuesday morning, said she could not believe Felix had survived the journey of several weeks.

"He was very, very thin and distressed when I removed him from the container but he had calmed down when he arrived at the RSCPA's animal hospital in Birmingham for a check-up," she said. "Apart from being thin, he's in good health."

The animal charity is now appealing for someone to adopt him and foot the 800 bill for his six-month quarantine. If you can help towards the cost please telephone 0121-427-6111 (Birmingham, UK).

RSPCA chief inspector Tim Scott said: "The RSPCA will foot the quarantine bill temporarily while we try to safeguard Felix's future.

"He's such a plucky cat, it would be a shame for him not to have a new home waiting for him."

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