Missing Cat At Dulles Airport Could Be Anywhere, But His Mom Won’t Give Up

It seems even the highest-ranking airlines aren’t immune to trouble when it comes to transporting pets.


Lufthansa, a German-based airline, was recently ranked one of Europe’s best airlines. But enhanced leg room didn’t help a cat named Milo. His plans to make a safe journey from Germany to Washington D.C. haven’t turned out how they expected. The cute tabby cat is currently missing, after escaping in the airport. Now, social media is spreading the word to help bring the missing cat home.

I flew home after 4 years stationed in Germany last night only to lose my cat, Milo, at Dulles airport, D.C., somewhere during transport between the gate and baggage claim.

If you know me even casually, you know how much i love my little guy. The Lufthansa management team and staff at Dulles have been so helpful, but it breaks my heart that I can't help look for him since he's probably still hiding near the tarmac. If you have twitter, instagram, etc. and can post about it, and tag Lufthansa and Dulles, I'd really really appreciate it. #MiloIsMissing

**Edit: I made a page where I can keep all the updates and share additional pictures for easy recognition. Please follow and share, especially if you live or work near IAD.



A woman identified on Facebook as Molly Jean posted her plight. It was after a long flight into Dulles Airport that she learned that her cat was missing. The woman wrote that she was returning home after being “stationed” in Germany for four years. She (of course) brought her beloved cat with her. But now she’s worried about Milo’s safety.

That was on October 4, and Milo still hasn’t been found.


The missing cat was reportedly lost somewhere during transport between the airport gate and baggage claim.

He was likely scared and somehow exited his carrier to run for cover. Both Lufthansa and airport staff have been looking for the sly escapee. But so far, Milo is still missing.

@lufthansa @Dulles_Airport this little guy is still missing after his flight from Munich to D.C. last night. Please help my sister find Milo!

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Molly Jean is unable to search the airport herself. So she is working closely with airport officials to ensure his safety. It’s likely the missing cat is still hiding somewhere near the tarmac. The Lufthansa management team has reportedly been working hard to reunite Milo with his family. And everyone wants to make sure he isn’t forgotten.

But what if Milo is outside the airport near the tarmac? He could eventually make his way off airport grounds. Milo’s mom created the hashtag, #MiloIsMissing. She is encouraging everyone on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to share information about Milo.

The more people who know he’s missing, the better his chances are of coming home!

As of a few hours ago, Molly shared this update on her Facebook post

Hey all- update. We were able to get a tracking dog from Puregold Pet Trackers at the airport last night to narrow down some possible locations he might be and, Dulles employees will set up some humane traps with food and water in those areas.

Hopefully he’s getting hungrier and we can lure him out of hiding – it doesn’t seem like he traveled far from when he escaped. Thanks so much to everyone for the thoughts, prayers, advice, and contacts. I’ll keep you all updated, I’m really really hoping to get him back soon.

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