Long distance cat adoption from Los Angeles to Greenville

Published: Aug. 23, 2016 at 10:11 PM EDT
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Adopting from a local animal shelter can help save lives, but one woman traveled the extra mile Tuesday afternoon.

Periwinkle, a Devon Rex kitten, may not be flying first class Wednesday morning, but she is moving over 2,500 miles across the country.

Debbie Cooper, a Los Angeles resident, says her cat passed away in May. Now months later, Cooper says she and her husband are ready for another feline friend.

When she saw a photo of Periwinkle posted online by the Saving Graces for Felines organization in Pitt County, she fell in love and traveled from the city of angels to Greenville.

Cooper says, "It was really important for me to adopt instead of shop. Even though it cost about the same or maybe a little more, I think it was worth it. I feel like she adopted me, not the other way around."

Saving Graces says this is the second time in 15 years that a California resident flew to eastern North Carolina for an animal adoption.