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Last Updated: Tuesday, 7 March 2006, 14:12 GMT
'Stowaway' cat travels 500 miles
Grant the cat travelled from Fife to the Netherlands
Curiosity got the better of a cat when it climbed into a container ship in Fife and ended up 500 miles away at a port in the Netherlands.

The six-month-old tabby was recovered after Dutch dock workers spotted it inside a container marked Nairn.

After investigations it was discovered the ship which brought the containers to the port near Zaanstreek had sailed from Rosyth in Fife.

The stowaway was taken to an animal shelter where it is being looked after.

Staff at an animal shelter in the Netherlands, who are looking after the cat, have named him Grant, after the whisky.

A spokesman for the Scottish SPCA said the owner will have to pay the quarantine fees otherwise he will stay in Holland.

"He may be from Fife but he may be from further north.

"Luckily he survived the journey but was a bit shaken up. The shelter are looking after him in the meantime but desperately want to reunite him with his owner and help sort out bringing him back.

"We want to find his owners and let them know he is OK."

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