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Stray kitten found lost on airport runway is adopted by one of his rescuers

A cat discovered on the runway of an airport in the United States has since been adopted by one of the officers who helped to rescue it. This is Bo’s story.

By Nick Whittle

Published on the 05/11/2020, 21:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:24

It was a cold, rainy and reasonably uneventful day at Louisville International Muhammad Ali Airport. The October weather was already making its presence felt in the air and on the ground.

The Ops team responsible for making sure the airport’s three runways are clean, safe and free of debris began their rounds. Without them, operations at the civil-military airport in Jefferson County, Kentucky would soon grind to a halt.

Unidentified Furry Object

But halt they had to when one of the operations officers spotted a furry being sauntering across the take-off runway. A pause in take-offs was ordered and planes about to thunder down the tarmac were called to a stop.

On closer inspection, the officers discovered a stray cat, worse for wear and seemingly cold and hungry. They quickly caught the stranded beast and brought him into their warm operations room.

There the cat was fed and watered, and nursed back to some degree of health.

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Forever home

In the course of his duty, one of the officers Wes England fell in love with the cat, and was reluctant to let it go into a pool for adoption. He decided he would keep the cat and call it Boeing or Bo for short.

Mr England and his wife and daughters are over the moon to be blessed with Bo.