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Cat Is Homeward Bound After Cross-Country Trip From South Carolina

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One cat who made the Great American Roadtrip will now be reunited with his human after two years. Kevin, a tabby cat, was adopted by Cheryl Walls in South Carolina in June of 2013. She named the cat after her late fiancé and primarily kept him indoors, the Desert Sun reports. However, Walls soon began to see the wanderlust in his eyes and started letting him outside to explore. Typically, he would return soon after until, of course, the day he didn't.

That was in the fall of 2013. Cut to March 4, 2015, when Kevin was discovered in a U-Haul trailer during a routine stop at the Arizona-California border. The woman driving the U-Haul told the inspector she had no idea that she was carrying a stowaway.

Kevin, who was rather dehydrated by this point, was taken to the Riverside County Animal Services in Blythe. Here, animal control officers were able use Kevin's microchip to trace him to Walls. Walls had thought someone had picked Kevin up two years ago and taken him in as their own, so she's especially excited to be reunited with her now-worldly pet.

Kevin has been residing at the Coachella Valley Animal Campus in Thousand Palms awaiting his flight back east. What Kevin was doing during his two-year 'lost weekend,' we may never know.

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