cat-in-hat.jpgWhen a New Mexico woman’s beloved lost cat was picked up as a stray in Chicago after being lost for 8 months, she couldn’t afford the airline ticket to retrieve the tabby, who was scheduled to be euthanized.

Then, inspired by a news report about the wayward cat, a fellow Albuquerque resident, Lucien Sims, volunteered to donate his time while on a trip to Chicago to bring the pet home.

He said he would go to the shelter, pick up Charles and bring him back to New Mexico. With a similar-looking cat of his own, Sims made all the arrangements, including getting a company to donate a cat carrier and American Airlines to waive the cat’s travel fee.

(WATCH the story below, or read it, w/ photo, at ABC News)

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