This is Charles, a wandering feline who traveled all the way from New Mexico to Chicago. He disappeared eight months ago, while human "mom" Robin Alex was away volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. Fortunately, thanks to a micochip, Charles' mom was informed of his whereabouts. Being found wasn't the end of poor Charles' trouble though. Chicago Animal Care and Control, where Charles was held, informed Robin Alex her pet faced euthanasia if not collected in three days. Since the cost of traveling to Chicago was unaffordable, it seemed owner and pet would not be reunited and Charles euthanized by the shelter. This is when good Samaritan Lucien Sims offered to rescue Charles while in Chicago for a wedding. An Australian living in New Mexico, Sims felt partial to Charles, as his own cat strikingly resembles him. Making many calls, Sims arranged a free flight for Charles from American Airlines, and even acquired a donated cat carrier from a New Mexico business. In spite of his long journey, Charles is in good condition, with a small cold and in major need of a bath.