Missing Michigan cat somehow turns up in Tampa, Florida

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Posted at 10:46 AM, Jan 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-08 13:46:26-05

(WXYZ) — A Dearborn cat that went missing in October turned up in Tampa, Florida, much to the confusion of its owner.

"We don’t know if he hitched a ride in a moving van or a snowbird took him down to Florida," the owner said on a GoFundMe page.

The cat named Daisy "Duck" Bandit apparently followed a woman home in Tampa. The woman brought him to a pet hospital and identified the cat due to his microchip. They then called the owner.

"The cat's in Tampa, Florida," said Judy Sanborn, Daisy's owner, after she received the call. "And I'm like, 'What? You've got to be kidding me!"

Sanborn, still in shock, said that Florida was a long way for a cat to wander, and it's unclear how Daisy got from point A to point B.

"He could have gotten on a moving van or something like that," Sanborn said. "They're not good at hitchhiking."

The owner has a GoFundMe page up to cover expenses to bring Daisy home. View it here.