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Saving Private Feline: Chubby Cat Barred From Flight, Replaced With Decoy to Pass Security - Photos

Is it possible for a cat to block someone from entering a plane? Well, it seems like this option is very real – especially if the feline is thick enough, and has complications during the flight.

A proud owner of a chubby cat Mikhail Galin, who travelled back to his home in the Russian city of Vladivostok from Riga, had to book tickets for another flight and use tricks from spy movies when an employee at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow told him that his fluffy friend was too fat to proceed with other passengers.

"Bro has to go with you, bro is not a piece of luggage", Galin stated, citing one of the comments under his original post, and decided to try his best and ensure the safety of his little buddy.

According to her, the limit for the pets was 8 kilogrammes (around 17.5 pounds), while the fluffy cat named Victor weighed over 10 kilogrammes (22 pounds), so it had to be sent right to the luggage compartment.

Saving Private Feline

The owner refused to send his companion to the luggage area, stating that the poor animal wouldn't survive an 8-hour flight, but employees remained unmoved.

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Galin then booked a business-class ticket for a flight scheduled the next day and asked his Facebook friends to find a similar cat without the extra weight to carry out a very real operation from a spy thriller. Fortunately, a woman from Moscow had an elegant feline that looked like his but slightly less hefty.

The slim kitty of his friend pretended to be Victor and passed the baggage weigh-in, so the poor guy could finally make his way home.

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