Orphaned cat flying cross country to new home with late owner's mom

When Derrick R. Finch, a Pennsylvania-born jazz musician, was killed in a car crash in California last month, his cat, Shadow, was with him -- as often was the case.

A shelter resident since then, Shadow is being flown to Pittsburgh today to a new home with his late owner’s mother thanks to the charity of others, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

“My son so loved that cat,” Sheila Finch said.

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