Missing Cat Spent Months in JFK Airport

Jack finally found, sent to family in California
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Oct 26, 2011 12:36 PM CDT
A lost-cat poster from Jack's Facebook page.   (Facebook)
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(Newser) – Perhaps he found inspiration in Willow. Jack the cat escaped his cat carrier at JFK Airport when his family was moving to California, prompting a Facebook campaign, an American Airlines search, and numerous sweeps of the airport and local areas. Finally, two months later, Jack has been found: Turns out he never left the airport, reports the Consumerist.

“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,” said American Airlines in a statement on Facebook. The airline plans to fly him to California, though he'll require treatment before he can leave. In other happy animal news, a Jack Russell terrier from Tennessee who went missing in July has been found in Michigan—some 500 miles away, the AP reports. Petey was identified by his microchip, but his story remains a mystery.

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