The owner of a cat that hitchhiked its way to Edmonton has been reunited with its owner.
Lynn Hahn arrived in the Capital Region early Friday morning from Melville, Sask. and reunited with her feline, who has been staying with an Edmonton train conductor.
Brad Slater was at work in Wainwright, Alta. Sunday when he heard a sound coming from underneath one of the train cars. He found the cat nestled under a train engine.
The cat had endured snow and frigid cold during the journey. It was quickly bathed and taken to the vet for a check-up.
The feline has been dubbed Q199 after the number of the train he rolled in on.
Hahn said, before she heard the news story about Q199 – whose real name is Tiger – her family was preparing for the worst.
But, the moment she saw her cat she knew it was Tiger because of his floppy ear. He also ran towards her when she came in the door Friday morning.
Hahn adopted Tiger in 2013 and believes he’s about five or six years old.
Slater, the conductor, said he’s formed a bond with the cat that’s unlike any bond he has with his three other cats. He plans to stay in touch with Hahn and visit Tiger in Saskatchewan.