A six-month old cat named “Pupi” who survived a trip with his Tunisian owner across the Mediterranean before landing at Lampedusa is in good health and will be cared for, the island’s mayor said Wednesday.
Mayor Toto Martello wrote on Facebook the orange male tabby with a white chest and paws had spent a few days at a migrant reception center with his owner after their arrival by boat in Italy on July 1.
La Repubblica daily wrote that over 100 migrants had landed on Lampedusa on July 1, in 11 separate landings.
“It’s a story that may seem to some of little importance but it shows how many procedures and tasks, sometimes even the most unexpected, weigh down the municipal administration when we are faced with a landing of migrants on the island,” Martello wrote.
But, he added, “even if it’s a small story, I’m glad it has a happy ending.”