January 22, 2024

Hoping to Find a Furry Friend


Hoping to Find a Furry Friend
A St. Petersburg cat suddenly finds himself hundreds of miles from home.  RussianLife files

Hundreds of Kirovians are on the lookout for a cat who's far from home.

"Twix" was returning home to St. Petersburg by train after undergoing surgery in another city. When a conductor found the cat wandering the train unattended, he assumed him to be a stowaway and left him in Kirov.

Surveillance footage of the ejection was posted on a VKontakte page called "In the City of Kirov" on January 18 and has mobilized 300 volunteers in search of the animal. Local police have decided not to file criminal proceedings against the conductor due to the negligence of the cat's owner and traveling companion, a St. Petersburg resident, for allowing Twix out of his carrier in the first place. 

In a mysterious twist, wintenesses reported seeing a woman leave the Kirov Railway Station with a cat the evening Twix was lost.

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