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British couple fly to US to adopt cat

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 Leave a Comment

A London couple travelled nearly 4,000 miles to the US state of Michigan to adopt a cat. Rose and Chris Rasmussen flew to Harrison to adopt Sparky the cat from the Clare County animal shelter, reports the Daily Telegraph. The Rasmussens discovered Sparky on Petfinder.com, a pet adoption website. They could have had him shipped to the London suburb where they live, but instead decided to make the journey to adopt their new pet.
“He took me here on the other side of the Atlantic,” Rose Rasmussen said. “I thought they would say, ‘You guys are completely mad’.” Paperwork, a rabies vaccination, a six-month quarantine and other formalities followed before Sparky was cleared to depart for Britain. Dave Gendregske, the animal control director for the county, said, “A lot of people would ask, ‘Why come from England?’ When people meet Sparky, find he has a dynamic personality, they fall in love with him.” ananova