An illegal immigrant from the Philippines who stowed away on a container ship will be allowed to stay in the United States. A female cat apparently wandered into a shipping container in Manila, which was loaded and crossed 6,400 miles to Los Angeles. The cat was found when the shipping container was opened, over three weeks later. Pinay was weak and dehydrated, and the Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control took her to the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center.
“The cat was very weak and frail,” said Marcia Mayeda, DACC’s director.
The cat, named “Pinay” (Pin-eye) by staff, was described as a Domestic Short Haired, orange and white female and is listed in fair condition at the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center’s medical unit.
“It is amazing that this cat could survive the almost 6,400 nautical mile journey by sea without food or water,” Mayeda said. “She has been closely monitored and cared for by our medical team and is getting stronger and putting on weight.”