That’s 1,600-1,800 or so miles, depending on which way you drive. No, the cat didn’t drive.
The family was on a long vacation, driving their RV across the country. They brought their feline friend Penny with them on the trip, because, well, it’s an RV. There’s room.
Somewhere on the Oklahoma/Missouri border at a small gas station, the cat apparently jumped out of the RV while the family was taking a break. They didn’t know it, jumped back in the RV and took off down the road. Cherrell Bishop says she was heart-broken when she discovered the 5-year-old cat was gone.
Here’s a picture of Penny.
About a month later, Oklahoma resident Elizabeth Givens was alerted by her grandchildren that a cat wanted in their yard. Wondering who the cat belonged to in the neighborhood, she called the number on the tag. Cherrell thought the call was a prank since she figured there was no way Elizabeth was calling about her cat. Elizabeth offered to drive the cat home (again, figuring it was just down the street, and not across the country). That’s when everyone learned what was going on.
Long story short, Penny the cat was found by Elizabeth, about 200 miles from where she was believed to have disappeared. A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise some funds to get Penny back to Sacramento and reunited with her family. It hit the goal within the first day, and from the sounds of it, Penny will be home on Thursday.