Cat found in checked luggage enjoys Thanksgiving at home
NEW YORK (Gray News) – A TSA officer was shocked to find a family’s pet stowed inside a checked bag last week at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
According to a spokesperson for TSA, the orange cat, named Smells, was spotted after the luggage went through the X-ray unit.
The traveler said the cat belonged to someone else in his household, TSA explained in a tweet.
TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein said Smells was returned safely and enjoyed Thanksgiving at its home in Brooklyn.
“Apparently Smells was planning to chase after a big mouse he heard was running around Disney World,” Farbstein wrote in a tweet.
If you have questions about what you can bring, TSA has a list of items you can pack in carry-on and checked baggage posted on its website.
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