Cat who vanished in South Carolina found in Southern California

Mar 18, 2015 10:36 AM by News Staff, Photo: Riverside County Animal Services

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A cat who vanished in South Carolina is going home after ending up in Southern California - two years later and nearly two thousand miles away.

Kevin the orange tabby flies out of Palm Springs Wednesday morning.

He disappeared from Anderson, South Carolina in 2013.

John Welsh of Riverside County Animal Services says Kevin turned up around March 5 inside a U-Haul trailer a woman had driven cross-country.

During a routine inspection in Blythe, the inspector heard meowing.

The driver said she didn't know Kevin was inside.

The dehydrated cat was taken to a shelter. His microchip helped track down his owner, Cheryl Walls - who jokes that Kevin has now seen more of the country than her.

Welsh says somebody must have cared for Kevin all these months. But who - and how Kevin got into the trailer - are mysteries.

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