Topic: "Colin's" - The Port Taranaki Cat - 1993-2007

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"Colin's" was a tortoiseshell female cat who, as an abandoned kitten, was rescued from near Paritutu about 1993. Originally named "Queenie", she was cared for by port employee, Colin Butler, but was given the name "Colin's" after he retired.

In  November/December 2001 Colin's attained three weeks of world-wide fame when she 'stowed away' on a methanol tanker, Tomiwaka, bound for South Korea. Because of possible quarantine concerns in Korea the errant moggy was to be transferred to a NZ-bound vessel at sea but this was finally considered too dangerous.

She was eventually flown back from South Korea to New Plymouth accompanied by tanker terminal superintendant, Gordon MacPherson and funded by cat-food company Whiskas. She subsequently remained at the port but,because of old age and sickness, Colin's was put down in 2007.

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"Colin's" - The Port Taranaki Cat - 1993-2007


Last Name:Colin's
Place of Birth:New Plymouth
"Colin's" - The Port Taranaki Cat - 1993-2007 by Ron is Copyright Act 1994