With millions of people passing through Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport every year, the security team is used to surprises. What they weren’t expecting, however, was to find a tiny stray kitten wandering all alone on a terminal ramp. It was a busy night, and there was no sign of a mama cat or kitten siblings. It was a dangerous place to be, but the airport’s public safety officers knew just what to do.
With the tiny kitten out of harms way, the compassionate members of the airport’s operations team got to work. They cleaned the kitten up, gave it food and water, and cared for it overnight. While the kitten was a little scared, he seemed to know he was in good hands. And no one can blame the security officers for doting over their surprise visitor. Just look at that cute face!
After reporting the incident and making inquiries, there was still no explanation for where the kitten came from. No one knew of any stray cats in the immediate area, and there were no reports of a tiny missing kitten. Of course, the kitten had to come from somewhere, and the most likely scenario is that it was a stray that somehow wandered far away and snuck past airport security.
Regardless of where it came from, the kitten rescuers had to decide what to do next. Thankfully, it wasn’t a hard decision.
The day after the big rescue, public safety officer Wes England fell in love with the little guy. He knew his family would feel the same, so the dad of two made the decision to adopt the adorable stray. His family named the little guy Boeing, like the airplane, and he’s being called Bo for short.
It’s only been a few days since Bo found himself a family, but England says Bo and his two kids are already inseparable. An airport terminal ramp is no place for a kitten, but little Bo just happened to be in the right place at the right time.