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Monday
Nov072011

Jack the Cat Dies from Wounds

Facebook(NEW YORK) -- Jack the cat, the Norwegian Forest kitty that captured hearts across the country when he was found seven weeks after getting lost at New York's JFK airport, died on Sunday.

According to a statement made on his fan Facebook page, the five-year-old feline was euthanized Sunday by a veterinarian after succumbing to his wounds.

“Jack had extensive wounds on the back of his body, and the wounds were unable to heal because his skin had deteriorated due to the malnutrition that occurred while he was lost … The vet compared his skin condition to having severe burns over 50-60 percent of his body,” the statement read.

“The vet was very clear that she had conferred with every possible doctor regarding options for Jack, but none of them left him with a substantial chance of survival and all of them involved him suffering,” the statement continued.

American Airlines said in a previous statement that they assumed responsibility for covering Jack’s veterinary and medical expenses after he was found on Oct. 26 -- nearly two months after becoming lost when his owner, Karen Pascoe, was traveling from New York to California.

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Wednesday
Oct262011

Jack the Cat Found at JFK Airport

Facebook(NEW YORK) -- Jack the Cat, who has been missing for over seven weeks after getting lost in the American Airlines baggage check area at New York’s JFK airport, has been found.

“American Airlines is happy to announce that Jack the Cat has been found safe and well at JFK airport.  American’s team of airport employees have been focused on the search effort since Jack escaped on August 25, 2011.  Jack was found in the customs room and was immediately taken by team members to a local veterinarian.  The vet has advised that Jack is doing well at present,” a statement on the airline’s Facebook page read.

Jack’s owner was immediately informed Tuesday that her pet was found and, according to the statement, American will fly Jack to California to be reunited with his owner.

The “Jack The Cat is Lost in AA Baggage at JFK” Facebook page has more than 15,000 followers and is frequently updated -- sometimes several times a day.  Every post elicits dozens, sometimes hundreds, of comments from outraged and sympathetic supporters.

Jack disappeared on Aug. 25 when his owner, Karen Pascoe, was traveling from New York to California.  She dropped her two cats off in their kennels at baggage services and soon received a call from an American Airlines agent telling her that one of her cats was missing and they believed he was in the inbound baggage claim area.

A Department of Transportation Pet Incident Report released on Oct. 13 revealed exactly how Jack was lost.  Each of Pascoe’s cats was in its own kennel, which a clerk stacked one on top of the other.  The top kennel fell and Jack escaped.

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Friday
Oct212011

Jack the Cat Awareness Day at JFK Airport

Thinkstock/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Saturday is Jack the Cat Awareness day at New York City’s John F. Kennedy Airport.

The cat has been missing for more than seven weeks after getting lost in the American Airlines baggage check area. Even though time has passed, the online fury over the cat’s loss and the airline’s failure thus far to recover it has not.

The “Jack The Cat is Lost in AA Baggage at JFK” Facebook page has more than 15,000 followers and is updated often, sometimes several times a day. And every post elicits dozens, sometimes hundreds, of comments from outraged and sympathetic supporters.

The goal of Saturday's event at the airport is to spread awareness about Jack to the airport’s more than 37,000 employees.

“You would be surprised the amount of people at JFK that are not aware that Jack is missing,” said Bonnie Folz, one of the lead searchers, in a statement. “There are construction workers, shop workers, store workers, garage cleaners, garage security, terminal security and a whole lot more. Any one of them could be the one who sees Jack, but they need to know he is missing.”

Jack disappeared on Aug. 25 when his owner, Karen Pascoe, was traveling from New York to California. She dropped her two cats off in their kennels at baggage services and soon received a call from an American Airlines agent telling her that one of her cats was missing and they believed he was in the inbound baggage claim area.

A Department of Transportation Pet Incident Report released Oct. 13 revealed exactly how Jack was lost. Each of Pascoe’s cats was in its own kennel, which a clerk stacked one on top of the other. The top kennel fell and Jack escaped.

An extensive search came up empty and Jack has been missing ever since. Passionate supporters have vowed to renounce American Airlines unless the feline is found. The airline has stopped posting updates on its Facebook page.

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