Millions of people use Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport every year, so the security team is used to surprises. What they didn’t expect, however, was to find a stray kitten wandering alone on the terminal ramp. It was a crowded night and there was no mother cat or kitten sibling in sight. It was a dangerous place to be, but the airport public safety officers knew what to do.
Once the kitten was out of harm’s way, caring members of the airport operations team went to work. They cleaned the kitten’s body, fed and watered it, and cared for it overnight. The kitten was a little scared, but it knew it was trustworthy. You can’t blame the security guards for pampering this sudden visitor. Just look at this cute little face!
I called the police and made inquiries, but still couldn’t explain where this kitten came from. No one knew of any stray cats in the neighborhood, and there were no reports of missing kittens. Surely this kitten must have come from somewhere. The most likely scenario is that it was a stray cat that somehow made it far away and got past airport security.
Regardless of where it came from, kitten rescuers had to decide what to do next. Thankfully, the decision wasn’t difficult.
The day after the big rescue, Public Safety Officer Wes England fell in love with the boy. He knew his family would feel the same way, so the father of two decided to adopt the adorable stray. His family named the little guy Boeing, which means airplane, and called him Bo for short.
It’s only been a few days since Bo found a family, but according to Englander, Bo and his two children are already inseparable. The tarmac of an airport terminal is no place for a kitten, but Bo was in the right place at the right time.