A lucky kitten has survived a 3,000 mile flight from Egypt to the UK.
The stowaway kitten, called Cairo after the country's capital, was found hiding when a box of fruit from Egypt was opened on arrival at Birmingham Airport.
She had survived the freezing temperatures to make it to the UK, and was unsurprisingly extremely afraid on arrival. Staff at Birmingham Airport contacted the authorities and she was placed in quarantine under 'rabies watch'.
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After around 10 days, Lina's Cat Rescue was contacted to see whether they would foot the bill for the rest of her four-month stay in quarantine. Founder and chairperson, Sheryl Leonardi, said: "We have a strict "No Kill" policy for healthy cats and when contacted by Solihull Council we were happy to take on the responsibility for all her costs."
The organisation contacted Emirates and explained what had happened, and the airline actually agreed to pay the rest of her quarantine costs.
Cairo has another three months or so in quarantine before she will be released into Lina's Cat Rescue's care, where they will have to pay for her to be neutered and have her usual vet checks and routine treatment before becoming available for adoption.
Sheryl said: "We are so grateful to Emirates for offering to fund her quarantine period which means this money can now be spent on other needy cats in our care.
"As a small group of volunteers totally funded from donations and fundraising events, their generosity is extremely welcome. If anyone wishes to donate to her ongoing care, please email us for details of Cairo's account at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any funds in excess of those required for Cairo will be used to fund other cats in our care."
The group said they do go to visit her and that she's settling in very well.
You can join their Facebook page for regular updates on her progress.