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Revelstoke cat rescued from landfill uses up one of its nine lives

Sunny the cat relaxes after his adventure at the Revelstoke Landfill.
Image Credit: Dylan Ross
November 30, 2020 - 6:30 PM

A Revelstoke man has been united with his orange tabby cat after 'Sunny' unknowingly disappeared during the trip to the landfill.

'Sunny' had been curled up under the seat in Dylan Ross' vehicle during a trip to the Revelstoke landfill earlier this month.

According to a Columbia Shuswap Regional District media release, Ross was moving from Trout Lake to Revelstoke and had a load to drop off at the landfill. As always, Sunny was travelling in Ross' vehicle when he stopped at the landfill at around 3:30 p.m. The cat had been asleep under the seat.

Ross dumped his waste at the landfill and headed home shortly before the landfill closed. It was only when Ross got home he realized Sunny was missing. He'd left his vehicle door open while at the landfill.

"I was so upset," Ross said in a media release. "I drove back as fast as I could, but the landfill was closed. I walked the perimeter fence calling, but I couldn't find him."

Luckily, just before landfill scale house contractor Sam Turkington was due to head home she spotted Sunny. Realizing the cat was lost, she left the door of the scale house open and the friendly tabby walked right in.

Turkington's colleague Aaron Irmen took Sunny home for the night while she made some calls and searched online to see if anyone had reported a missing cat.

By the following morning, she'd found a post that Ross had made about losing Sunny at the landfill.

Shortly afterwards the pair were reunited.

"I can't thank them enough," Ross said. "I know sometimes people can be really rude and treat the people at the landfill badly. I want people to know that these guys at the Revelstoke Landfill are amazing. They really went out of their way. They deserve a shout-out."

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