B.C.-bound cat missing for a month at Montreal airport found

WATCH: He’s a little thinner and a little stressed out but otherwise, Chester the Scottish Fold cat is in good health

A cat that went missing at the Montreal airport a month ago has been found.

On May 21, a seven-month-old  Blue Scottish Fold named Chester was supposed to be shipped to his new family in Vancouver by a breeder in Montreal, but somehow escaped from his kennel.

Chester was sighted by a wildlife control officer on the airfield on Tuesday.

Nicolas Casgrain with Falcon Environmental Services says the officer saw Chester slip under the fence and toward the city, so she put out a live trap with some cat food and was surprised to see a cat inside this morning.

Casgrain says the cat looks thinner than he used to be, but looks healthy. He is currently in custody of Air Canada and is being checked out by a veterinarian.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Chester after getting recovered by wildlife control officers at Trudeau airport


“Cats are very resourceful, so I am not that surprised he survived,” says Casgrain. “I am surprised nobody saw him for a month. He is not your typical cat. He is quite special looking. The fact that nobody saw it for that long and all of a sudden it pops out and very close to where it was last seen, I am just happily surprised.”

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The cat’s owner Amanda Stewart told Global News she had lost any hope of ever finding Chester.

“I am almost in tears, I am so happy,” says Stewart. “I have lost hope. I can’t believe it. I just hope he is ok.”

In a statement to Global News, Air Canada said:

“We were advised by Montreal Airport Authority teams this morning that they located Chester the cat on Montreal Airport grounds, and they subsequently delivered him to our Cargo team.  A soon as we confirmed it was Chester, we advised his owner. Chester is now at a local veterinarian for a full check-up.

Thanks go out to all people involved in searching and locating Chester. We are currently making arrangements to bring Chester home to his new owner as soon as possible.”

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