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AFP
July 9, 2020

Migrant-cat survives voyage!

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AFP
July 9, 2020

ROME: A six-month old cat named "Pupi" who survived a trip with his Tunisian owner across the Mediterranean before landing at Lampedusa is in good health and will be cared for, the island’s mayor said on Wednesday.

Mayor Toto Martello wrote on Facebook the orange male tabby with a white chest and paws had spent a few days at a migrant reception centre with his owner after their arrival by boat in Italy on July 1. It was then sent to a veterinary clinic for observation.

Provincial health authorities determined the cat was "in good health" and did not present symptoms of disease, said Martello. But it would still have to be kept away from other animals for six months under an anti-rabies quarantine. A woman from Lampedusa offered to take care of the kitten, said Martello, who signed a "custody" order for Pupi.