Whiskas In Bid To Bring Stowaway Cat Home
Whiskas In Last Minute Bid To Bring Stowaway Cat Home
The makers of WHISKAS are coming to the rescue of stowaway feline Colin’s. The pet food company is organising flights for a Westgate Port staff member to collect the cat in Korea and fly her back to New Zealand.
The adventurous cat, who normally lives at Westgate tanker terminal, Port Taranaki, has spent the past two weeks on the methanol tanker Tomiwaka, after stowing away when it was in New Plymouth. A dramatic plan to transfer Colin’s to another tanker in mid-sea was discarded after it was deemed too risky.
With time running out before Colin’s arrives in the South Korean Port of Yeosu, Whiskas have offered to sponsor flights and throw a welcome home party for the much loved moggy.
The complicated logistical details are still being finalised but Whiskas spokesperson Jeff Herkt said the company would make every effort to ensure the trip home for Colin’s was comfortable and safe.
“There has been unprecedented public interest in Colin’s story, both in New Zealand and overseas. We’re delighted to be of assistance and will have a large helping of nutritious Whiskas on hand for her when she comes home.”
Port spokesperson Jon Hacon said Westgate were delighted Whiskas had come to the rescue. Staff at the port were anxiously awaiting Colin’s return, he said.