(Original story posted to Fox 21 News website)
Black Bear Casino Security Guard, Joshua Nelson, was in for a surprise one day when he got out of his car and heard meowing. He told Fox 21 Local Minnesota news station, “Look under the vehicle couldn’t see anything.”
However, when he looked a bit closer, Joshua found a little kitten sticking out from the undercarriage of the car. He told Fox 21 News that he was surprised the cat was in one piece and that everything was fine.
Later, Black Bear Casino staff learned that the cat likely hitched a ride north of Silver Bay, Minnesota and road all the way to Black Bear Casino. According to Google Maps, the distance between the two is approximately 75 miles. That, ladies and gentleman, is a long road trip for cat with probably the worst seat in the car.
One employee quickly fell in love with the cat. Sheila Harker, a security guard at the casino, quickly fell in love with the cat. She told Fox News 21, “I was on my lunch and I went out onto the ramp and I took one look at her and said, ‘I’ll take her.” The timing couldn’t have been more perfect as she had lost one of her two cats recently. Hopefully, this new feline family member will get along with the other cat in the home. Sheila hasn’t figured out a name yet although the name Lucky is definitely in the running.