When her cat went missing at Dulles international airport two months ago, Molly McFadden admitted she didn’t have much hope of being reunited with her beloved fur baby.
After a long flight from Germany to Washington, McFadden deplaned to experience every travelling pet owner’s worst nightmare: the cage her three-year-old tabby, Milo, had been travelling in had broken and her cat was nowhere to be found.
McFadden made a Facebook page called Milo Is Missing and shared her story.
“On 3 October 2019, after a Lufthansa flight from MUC – D.C., Milo went missing while being transported from the tarmac to international arrivals baggage claim,” she said in a post.
“Despite best efforts, including extensive searching in the area, flyers, tracking dogs and humane traps, Milo has yet to be located, and he has now been missing for 5 days.”
McFadden went on to tell the story of how she had been living in Germany for the last four years and got Milo and his brother Beau to cure her homesickness.
“They’ve been with me through thick and thin, and I absolutely love them. I was so anxious flying back with them, and Lufthansa losing Milo was a nightmare I never even considered,” she said.
“Milo’s a little cat, and it’s a big world out there, especially since he spent most of his life in a small 2 bedroom.”
Two gruelling months later and McFadden was finally able to make the post she’d been hoping for.
“Guess who’s home for the holidays!!! I am so thankful to the Dulles Airport USDA and all the team that helped look for him,” she said.
Just one day before Milo was found, McFadden posted to Milo Is Missing to say that despite the efforts of Dulles Airport staff and a pet tracking service called Pure Gold Pet Trackers, there had been no recent sightings of Milo.
“Given that it’s getting colder, I’m really hoping we can pick up another track sometime soon. This means we need people to keep an eye out for him so we can try to pick up his scent based on most recent location,” she said.
On Monday, McFadden shared another update to let her followers know that Milo was doing well after his big adventure.
“Just wanted to share an update that after a few days home Milo is doing well – we brought him to the vet the first day I had him home, and they said he looked good all things considered,” she said.
“We’re waiting on bloodwork and he’s been pretty tired but otherwise great. I’m so excited to have him back. Thanks again for everyone who reached out and followed along for the last two months.”