Passenger’s Cat Gets Scanned by Airport X-Ray Machine

When taking a pet on a vacation, there are strict rules that must be followed at the airport. One of those is ensuring that your furry friend doesn’t get put through the X-ray machine at security.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents at the Norfolk, Virginia, airport where in for quite the shock when they discovered that a passenger had put their pet cat through the checkpoint X-ray machine.

TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein posted about the incident on Twitter. “Just when you thought it was safe to bring your pet on a trip… A traveler left their pet in its travel carrying case at a @TSA checkpoint this morning at @NorfolkAirport. Attention pet owners: Please do not send your pet through the X-ray unit. Cat-astrophic mistake!”

Farbstein confirmed that the cat is okay but both the traveler and the car were required to go through the TSA screening the proper way after agents saw the X-ray image.

Farbstein said that the proper way to go through security is by removing the cat from the travel bag. She added that travelers with cats can request them to be screened in a private room, just in case tries to make an escape attempt.