Jack the Cat has been found:
“Jack the Cat” is back from his two-month foray into the netherworld of JFK Airport in the New York City suburbs, the New York Post and other news organizations report.
The feisty feline, who gained international attention, escaped after owner Karen Pascoe checked him in at American Airlines to relocate to California. Pascoe continued with her move, but when the heartbroken owner felt JFK was not doing enough to find little 5-year-old Jack, she created a Facebook page: Jack the Cat is Lost in AA Baggage at JFK.
The page collected tens of thousands of “Likes” and, as of this afternoon, had nearly 17,000 fans. Jack also generated lots of popularity through a Twitter account that broadcast statements such as: “What I’ve learned? Nathan’s has better scraps than Sbarro.”
The above is a video on YouTube about Jack’s plight created by a concerned real estate agent in Upstate New York.
Aviation staffers at JFK captured Jack on Tuesday as he tumbled through the ceiling tiles inside a Customs and Border Patrol room, the Post reports.
“One of our deputy chief officers saw it and grabbed it and alerted American Airlines,” Customs and Border Patrol spokesman Anthony Bucci tells the Post.
Humans are just crazy about their pets, aren’t they?
Wrong Again Cole is wrong again I see. Lots of other cats are just fine, Wrong Again Cole. My cat just made $3000 this morning in salmon futures. Hello? Where are the breathless headlines about those perfectly fine cats living at home with their owners? No, Wrong Again Cole only wants to panic us with tales of lost cats at the airport and how Obama lost them personally. Wrong Again Cole, wrong again!
@fasteddie9318: Okay I LOLed.
There we go.
I’m glad Jack’s back, of course.
Cats! Another term for “pain in the ass”.
I can’t believe our security is so lax that ceiling tiles in a Customs and Border Patrol room can be moved by a cat. DHS needs to get on this travesty immediately. The next time a terrorist gets detained, they might escape through the ceiling. Scandal!
Genius, sir. Genius.
I hate this abbreviation, but LOL.
This is why I flew my cat as a carry on instead of checking her when I moved cross country…. though to be fair, I nearly lost her in the airplane bathroom. That was fun.
@Violet: You beat me to it!
@Yutsano: so did I.
Humans are just crazy about their pets, aren’t they?
Speaking from experience, are we?
I have moved with my two cats about three times now, not an airplane though. I don’t know who likes it less me or the kittehs.
ETA: The best thing about the driving long distances with kittehs is the musical entertainment they provide.
What annoyed me about this is that “the clerk” wasn’t fired, from the supervisor on up the bullshit story was accepted that through no negligence on the part of “the clerk” the cat carrier just inexplicably launched itself off the stack with enough force to break open.
The last time my cat flew cross country I watched from my seat on the plane as my cat’s crate, balanced precariously on top of a moving baggage cart, fell onto the runway. My cat was lucky and her crate didn’t open, like poor Jack’s, and the captain went down and brought her to me and allowed her to fly with me in the cabin.
Only check your animal as baggage if you have no other choice.
Not a cat story, but anyone else heartbroken by the stories of Indian children taken from their families by the SD state gov’t? Yeah, SD & GOP want the gov’t out of everything but families that are in any way different than their own…
The kittehs. Trust me. Cats are very change averse.
@Violet: When I read the post, the thought occurred to me that if Tbogg posted this, Obama would be blamed. Good Job! lol
So Jack probably lived on rats during his adventure. Did no one notice an unusual odor?
with respect to the native kids in SD being taken and put in foster care, several of the group homes SD contracts with are private and one was run by the current governor (before he was governor). The feds are paying SD a lot of money for each kid in foster care.
My wife would’ve made me camp at the airport for the entire two months.
And apparently the fed rate for an Indian child is 3 times the rate for a non-Indian child, so they’re more profitable to kidnap.
A decent gesture by the captain, there is some humanity out there
Meanwhile Marion Thompson the exotic animal hoarder is going to take the six remaining “pets” back from the Columbus zoo.
@curiousleo: It’s been a long time since I’ve been rendered speechless. That story killed me – I feel completely heartbroken.
@Gromitt Gunn: Yeah. I’m ruined for the day. This story is part of a series and the entire series is just…I can’t even…
I posted off topic here b/c I figured that might be another way to get some more attention for the story. Stealing kids for profit, brought to you by the SD state gov’t.
(in fairness, it seems SD isn’t the *only* one w/ the problem)
That is heart breaking.. it really pisses me off.. Natives in this country has been given a raw deal.
Pretty much why I did this design because cats are such nefarious troublemakers, but oh so worth it.
@curiousleo: Fuck. Just…fuck.
Humans are just crazy about their
petsowners, aren’t they?
There, I fixed it.