New Buffalo - A Michigan Welcome Centre doubled as an animal rescue centre as employees sought and saved a cat that escaped from its cross-country bound family.
Milkie, a 14-year-old tabby, was travelling in a moving truck with Graham Skelly and his 10-year-old son, Simon, from Seattle to Arlington, Virginia. The father says they stopped August 21 at the travellers' centre in New Buffalo, near the Indiana line.
Skelly says a dog scared the leashed cat and it ran into the woods. The Skellys searched for two hours before leaving empty-handed.
Centre employee Alyson Payne says workers finally safely trapped Milkie on Friday.
Graham Skelly drove from Virginia to reclaim the pet on Sunday. He says by phone - amid Milkie's meows - that the family is "grateful" for the rescue.