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Missing Kitty Found A Month Later, Living At Airport

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Oh, Chester. You sly kitty.

On May 21, a cat escaped his crate at the Montreal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Canada when he was traveling to Vancouver to meet his new owner, Amanda Stewart. Air Canada employees struggled to find the feline over the course of the next month.

As it turns out, Chester the cat was alive and well, likely living at the airport.

The Scottish Fold cat was spotted along an exterior fence Tuesday evening and subsequently trapped by airport workers, Montreal Gazette reports. He was taken to a local veterinarian in Montreal for observation. Chester is apparently a few pounds skinnier, but appears to be in good shape.

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When the kitty went missing in May, Stewart started a Facebook page, asking locals to help locate her lost cat. After a month went by, she feared Chester had hopped a plane somewhere.

"I would have thought by now he would have been found or at least spotted a bunch of times. Makes me think he was taken or somehow got onto a cargo box heading somewhere. : ( where are you Chester?" she wrote on Facebook.

Veterinarians believe the cat survived by eating mice and birds, according to Global News.

Now, Chester just needs to be delivered to Stewart, who lives in Surrey, British Columbia.

"We will be taking care of everything, including reuniting Chester with his owner," Air Canada spokeswoman Isabelle Arthur told CBC News.

Stewart just hopes Air Canada won't be flying the cat in cargo.

(Hat tip, Reddit)

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