“Hi, you’re not going to believe this,” the caller said “but I am calling from Fort Worth, Texas, and I accidentally picked up your husband’s luggage. When I opened the luggage, a cat jumped out.” [NY Daily News]


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  1. kc-guy says:

    TSA responded: “We’re not sure how a live cat managed to go unnoticed, but we’re taking the issue very seriously.”

  2. Okaasan says:

    Don’t these folks know about belling the cat?

    This is a reality in my house. My cat loves to ‘help me’ pack for trips and then looks at me like, “Where we going, Mom?”

  3. bdslack says:

    If it was my cat I’d just hang up and get another suitcase.

  4. waldy says:

    Forget how she slipped by TSA…they don’t even notice guns in luggage, nevermind any other contraband.

    What puzzles me is: how, while zipping up your suitcase, do you not notice your cat’s in there?

  5. MercuryPDX says:

    [sing it if you know it]

    o/` But the cat came back… the very next day. The cat came back… they thought he was a goner…. o/`

  6. magic8ball says:

    The TSA probably assumed the cat had less than 3 oz. of blood and decided to let it through.

  7. forgottenpassword says:

    Nevermind the temps…. how did the cat survive the baggage-monkeys who typically throw luggage around(not to mention steal from them)?

  8. faust1200 says:

    Yet when there is an actual cause to put kitteh in Consumerist photo we get nothin’. Reoooww!!

  9. mantari says:

    Do not inform the airport or they’ll prosecute you.

  10. XTC46 says:

    Cat: I can haz blanket next time?

  11. CumaeanSibyl says:

    @Mercurypdx: Yes the cat came back, it just wouldn’t stay awaaaaay…

  12. bradanomics says:

    So it would be safe to say that she let the cat out of the bag?

  13. Rm212 says:

    Guessing this is a “Tail of Two Cities”?

  14. viriiman says:

    @Mercurypdx: “The atom bomb fell just the other day,
    The H-Bomb fell in the very same way;
    Russia went, England went, and then the U.S.A.
    The human race was finished without a chance to pray.”

  15. shadowkin says:

    Warning. Package may contain Bobcat.


  16. BlondeGrlz says:

    @Rm212: Or maybe “A Tale of One Kitty”? Ugh, sorry that was awful.

  17. topgun says:

    @bradanomics: Ding Ding Ding
    We have a winner.

  18. JollyJumjuck says:

    I’m sure the TSA will take this seriously.

  19. Teleolurian says:

    Mmm, Schroedinger’s suitcase.

  20. DeleteMyAccountPlease says:

    “Rigler, a former FBI agent, said the temperature in the cargo hold, although pressurized, would have dropped below zero during the four-hour, 1,129-mile flight.”

    Dumbass, the cargo area in a plane is heated. The reason your bags are cold at the luggage carousel, is because they were sitting outside on the cold tarmac a few minutes before they were brought inside. Pets are regularly accepted as checked in luggage on major airlines. The danger for the cat was not while the flight was in the air, but when it was grounded and the cat was exposed to outdoor conditions.

  21. camille_javal says:

    @forgottenpassword: yeah, imagine if the cat had gone through JFK

    and, @ Jeff180 – yeah, I don’t know how people are forgetting this. Waaaay back when airlines tended to frown on people bringing animals as carry-on (and before they had the nice soft carriers that made it possible), our family cat was checked when we flew, and none the worse for it. (I wouldn’t do it now, but it was 1980.)

  22. ldnyc says:

    I can haz milez, plz?