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Utahns reunited with pet cat they accidentally shipped with Amazon return

Apr 24, 2024, 2:01 PM | Updated: 2:04 pm

Utahns were reunited with their cat after they accidentally shipped it to California with an Amazon...

Some Utahns were reunited with their cat after they accidentally shipped it to California with an Amazon return. (Carrie Clark)

(Carrie Clark)

SALT LAKE CITY — A pet cat may have used a couple of its nine lives when it was accidentally shipped with an Amazon return from Utah to California.

A Utah couple got the surprise of their life when they got a call that their missing pet cat was found in Los Angeles in a Amazon box.

Carrie Clark said her family’s indoor-only cat, Galena, mysteriously disappeared on April 10. Friends and family helped them search their house, neighborhood and surrounding community for a week while they plastered missing posters around town and on social media.

“Galena is a huge emotional support to me and has helped me get through many health challenges over the past six years,” Clark told KSL TV in an email. “The anxiety and stress of not knowing what happened to her was excruciating.”

Then, on April 17,  Clark received a text that Galena’s microchip had been scanned that afternoon. Immediately after, imagine Clark’s surprise when she received a call from a vet — in California.

“I didn’t believe her at first and thought it was a prank,” Clark said.

The vet told Clark she had her beloved cat, Galena, who was found inside of an Amazon box alongside five pairs of work boots.

“I ran to tell my husband that Galena was found and we broke down upon realizing that she must have jumped into an oversized box that we shipped out the previous Wednesday,” Clark said. “The box was a ‘try before you buy,’ and filled with steel-toed work boots.”

Please read Eliza Pace’s entire story at KSLTV.com.

 

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