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Runaway FL cat found 2,000 miles from home

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Waylon the cat made a 2,000 mile journey from Florida and was found wandering a neighborhood in Littleton, CO.  (Source: KDVR/FOX) Waylon the cat made a 2,000 mile journey from Florida and was found wandering a neighborhood in Littleton, CO. (Source: KDVR/FOX)

 

LITTLETON, CO (KDVR/FOX) - How he got there, nobody's quite sure, but a kitty from Florida recently completed a cross-country adventure, landing in Littleton, CO.

In August, Daniel Johns adopted Waylon the cat from a Naples, FL shelter and took him home.

Within an hour, Waylon had disappeared.

"As soon as I opened up the carrier, he ran right behind the dryer. Once I figured he was completely gone, I got back there with a flash light, pulled the dryer out. There was a slit in dryer vent and no Waylon," Johns said.

Johns put food out every night, hoping his new friend would come home, but had no luck until he recently received a phone call from an animal shelter employee.

"It took a few minutes. She kept trying to give me directions to come and pick him up, and I'm writing everything down word for word," he said.

The directions didn't ring a bell.

"So I just said 'Where again?' She said Colorado. That's when I just about lost it," Johns said.

Waylon had made a 2,000 mile journey and was found wandering a neighborhood in Littleton.

"I just assumed the owner was on my block since the cat stayed here all day. So it came as a great surprise to find out should be living in Naples, FL," said Gina Chappel, who found Waylon.

Waylon now has quite a story, one he may never fully reveal.

"No earthly clue. The only thing I can think is he is pretty sociable, he may have just latched onto the next family going that way," Johns said.

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