Limpet vanished last week after Chantal and Norman van Wyk left Cape Town International Airport to immigrate to Norway.
Airports Company SA (Acsa), along with KLM, investigated the case of the missing cat, with Acsa spokesperson Deidre Davids saying it was rare for a pet to go missing.
“Thankfully this is a rare occurrence, but when it does happen it’s most disturbing. In November 2018, a dog managed to escape its cage but was caught nearly immediately,” Davids said.
The couple flew via Amsterdam and when they arrived in the city the next day, one of their three cats, Limpet, was missing.