Catnapped Blind Kitten Found 3000 Miles Away


A year ago, a three-month old, visually impaired kitten named Jack Daniels was catnapped from the San Francisco SPCA. Extraordinary actions were taken to find the kitten, but despite massive publicity and assistance from the SFPD, Jack Daniels was never found and the details of his abduction remained a mystery. Cat lovers across the Bay Area — myself included — were at loose ends over the loss, fearing the worst.

Amazingly, it turns out that Jack Daniels is one lucky little black cat. Two days ago he was picked up by New York’s Animal Care and Control as a stray, wandering around 110th Street in New York City.

Jack is not such a tiny fluffball anymore. He’s matured into an 11-lb adolescent. As is standard protocol, JD was scanned for a microchip, and one was found nestled between his shoulder blades. The chip traced back to the SF SPCA, and they were contacted about the little house panther.

He’s being returned to SF from NYC via JetBlue and its JetPaws program on Tuesday. A friend of the SF SPCA will chaperone the little guy Kimpton Hotels will make Jack Daniels’ human chaperone comfy in an oh-so-swanky way. Kimpton is a great partner of the SF SPCA and all of their properties are pet friendly.

Thank you, Guido the Italian Kitty, for sending us this happy news!


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