Plane suitcase cat finds new home in Basingstoke

Mango the cat
Cats Protection / Sarah Lacey

A stowaway cat that hitched a ride from Bangladesh to Heathrow in a suitcase full of mangos has found a new home in Basingstoke.

The cat – called Mango because she survived by eating the food on the trip over – was adopted by Sarah Lacey and Matt Bonner.

Mango was taken to Cats Protection's Ferndown Homing Centre in Wimborne after she was discovered, and a fundraising appeal helped pay for her care during her six months in quarantine.

Sarah said: "We were amazed when we learned how Mango came to be in the UK. She must have been so frightened – it’s a miracle she survived.

"We’re so happy to have been able to give Mango a loving home – she’s brought us so much joy."

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