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Lost Cat Found at JFK Airport 2 Months After Going Missing (Cat Fell From a Ceiling Tile in Customs)
NBC11 ^ | Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011

Posted on 10/26/2011 12:59:53 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The cat fell from a ceiling tile in the customs room.

A Bay Area cat lost for two months since it went missing from a baggage center at John F. Kennedy Airport has been found safe.

American Airlines reports that the feline, known as Jack the Cat, was found in a customs room and was taken to a veterinarian. A family friend of the owner told NBC that the cat was discovered after it fell from a ceiling tile.

Karen Pascoe was flying with Jack and her other cat, Barry, to San Francisco that week to start a new job in California.

She continued to California, but returned days later to keep looking for Jack. She also hired a pet detective at the time to help, but he was not found. Pascoe now reportedly lives in San Jose, but has traveled back to New York to see her cat.

A Facebook page dedicated to the cat reported Wednesday that owner Pascoe spoke to the vet, who told her that he is being fed through a nasal tube and will need treatment for three to five days.

"There's every reason to believe he's going to be OK, but he definitely needs to get healthier before he can fly home," the update said.

Jack disappeared in the American Airlines baggage center on Aug. 25, just before Hurricane Irene arrived in New York and forced airports to shut down for most of the weekend.

American Airlines said its airport employees "have been focused on the search effort since Jack escaped" and promised to fly the cat out to California to be reunited with his owner.

Two local women who have adopted Jack's cause posted on a Facebook page dedicated to him that they saw him briefly Tuesday night and can report "he looks tired but bright-eyed and dirty."


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: airport; cats; ceiling; ceilingcat; ceilingtile; jackthecat; jfk; kittyping
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Ceiling cat is watching you travel

1 posted on 10/26/2011 1:00:05 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Ceiling cat is watching you immigrate.


2 posted on 10/26/2011 1:00:57 PM PDT by Sky Slug
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To: Sky Slug

bttt


3 posted on 10/26/2011 1:04:35 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Slings and Arrows


4 posted on 10/26/2011 1:17:14 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: nickcarraway
Lost Cat Found at JFK Airport 2 Months After Going Missing (Cat Fell From a Ceiling Tile in Customs)

Therefore contributing in odor to one of the worst airports in the US.

5 posted on 10/26/2011 1:18:52 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: nickcarraway

Ceiling cat was lost for 2 months. I wonder where the poor animal found water and food during all this time?


6 posted on 10/26/2011 1:21:11 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (I'm an AmeriCain!)
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To: cicero2k

Hopefully, he was fixed. My 1 year old isn’t fixed. The scent alone from his room can wake the comatose.


7 posted on 10/26/2011 1:22:11 PM PDT by NorthStarStateConservative (Springtime in America will arrive on January 21, 2013.)
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To: NorthStarStateConservative
My 1 year old isn’t fixed.

Baby or cat?

8 posted on 10/26/2011 1:23:39 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I bet he is better than machines at weeding out the terrorists.


9 posted on 10/26/2011 1:24:08 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Sky Slug

Ceiling cat watches TSA pilfer your luggage.


10 posted on 10/26/2011 1:30:20 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: NorthStarStateConservative
My 1 year old isn’t fixed. The scent alone from his room can wake the comatose.

All babies poop, that doesn't mean they're broken and need to be fixed. Try changing the diaper.........

11 posted on 10/26/2011 1:30:50 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (I guess some people are born with a need to be pissed off about something........)
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To: Farmer Dean

Sorry but that made me LOL!


12 posted on 10/26/2011 1:33:51 PM PDT by Gennie
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To: nickcarraway

Oh no, what if the ceiling tiles had asbestos in them? The cat can sue the airport for exposure, too.


13 posted on 10/26/2011 1:36:39 PM PDT by rfp1234 (RFP's Law: Whoever blames Bush first shall lose the argument.)
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To: nickcarraway

That picture made me laugh!

One of our kitties is a scaredy-cat and whenever anyone strange comes in, off she goes to hide. Well, a handy man came to plaster some holes in the basement ceiling and when he was about to work on one — what does he see in the hole, but the cute head of Pansy - an adorable tortoise! Good thing she looked out!


14 posted on 10/26/2011 1:39:12 PM PDT by Exit148
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To: nickcarraway

Wonderful news, hope he does okay!!!


15 posted on 10/26/2011 1:39:12 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: Farmer Dean

Whistle-blower kitty


16 posted on 10/26/2011 1:42:53 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
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17 posted on 10/26/2011 2:00:31 PM PDT by b4its2late ("Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8")
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To: nickcarraway

Great news!


18 posted on 10/26/2011 2:05:32 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: TheOldLady
Jack Attack, Part II!


19 posted on 10/26/2011 2:53:03 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: nickcarraway

Ceiling Cat watches over lost kittehs.


20 posted on 10/26/2011 2:56:43 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: nickcarraway

I wonder what on earth he found to eat and found water?
He had to have found food and water or he would have died.


21 posted on 10/26/2011 4:30:12 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Slings and Arrows
You didn't ping the Kitty Ping List, sweetie! Unless you booted all the members except me! That's flattering, but somehow, I don't believe it, LOL!

♥ U
22 posted on 10/26/2011 5:59:54 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: nickcarraway

“The cat fell from a ceiling tile in the customs room.”

Or employee staged a “reappearance” after returning the cat. ;-)


23 posted on 10/26/2011 6:52:54 PM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: TheOldLady

Argh! Thanks! Fix that when I get home.


24 posted on 10/26/2011 7:12:48 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: TheOldLady; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ..

25 posted on 10/26/2011 9:25:33 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Did you hear the guy on Levin’s show today?

I was stunned at what his ex-wife did to his dog and then sent a picture of the death.

I pulled over, stunned and saying “My Gawd”.

Unbelievable and no way I could understand such a heinous character.


26 posted on 10/26/2011 10:10:49 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

Don’t listen to radio much, but I do know there are some sick ****s in the world.


27 posted on 10/26/2011 10:18:08 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: nickcarraway

This thread is useless without a picture of the cat in question!


28 posted on 10/26/2011 10:35:18 PM PDT by pbmaltzman
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To: pbmaltzman
This is hotlinked, so I hope it stays long enough for you to see it.


29 posted on 10/27/2011 3:53:18 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: patriot08
I wonder what on earth he found to eat and found water?

Any TSA personnel missing?

30 posted on 10/27/2011 4:04:15 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; nickcarraway; Sky Slug; ConservativeMan55; TheOldLady; ...

Facebook update:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jack-The-Cat-is-Lost-in-AA-Baggage-at-JFK/143108332445793?sk=wall

” ...he looks tired but bright-eyed and dirty. He’s in kitty ICU on fluids,..”

“...Jack is stable but will need treatment for at least the next 3-5 days. He does have fatty liver disease, which occurs when a cat hasn’t eaten in a while. He is currently not stable enough to be operated on, and is being fed through a nasal tube.”

“... Jack is not out of the woods yet, but he’s resting and being tube fed and receiving IV fluids ...”

“...the vet reported he’s got a 50/50 chance, but I think he’s just trying to keep expectations low...”


31 posted on 10/27/2011 4:10:01 AM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: algernonpj

Thank goodness they found him in time where he has a chance.


32 posted on 10/27/2011 5:12:32 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: algernonpj

Poor baby! Fingers crossed...


33 posted on 10/27/2011 5:23:23 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: TheOldLady

What a sweet cat! Thanks for posting the pic!


34 posted on 10/27/2011 6:12:55 AM PDT by pbmaltzman
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To: pbmaltzman

My pleasure.

Jack is actually not doing so well. He has fatty liver disease from starvation, and he’s in ICU. The vet has said his chances are about 50-50.

Here’s hoping that he makes it. Prayers up.


35 posted on 10/27/2011 6:24:40 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: nickcarraway
A Cat Burglr!

She can stay with me and I will help her shed her evil ways and costume!

36 posted on 10/27/2011 7:24:48 AM PDT by Young Werther
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To: Young Werther

Here kitty kitty...


37 posted on 10/27/2011 9:57:13 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I've tried to think like a liberal, but I can't get my head far enough up my behind...)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Keep your hands off my pussy!


38 posted on 10/27/2011 11:32:59 AM PDT by Young Werther
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To: NorthStarStateConservative

Why isn’t your cat fixed??? What are you waiting for?


39 posted on 10/27/2011 12:04:52 PM PDT by Fawn (No TO PERRY!!!!!!!!!)
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To: algernonpj

I’m worried about Jack the Cat now.
He was starved for so long, he is sure to have permanent organ damage.
Darn it.


40 posted on 10/27/2011 2:33:48 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita; Slings and Arrows
Update on Jack from facebook:

"Surgery [for wound on his leg] went well!!!! Please keep praying for continued upgrades in Jack's condition... will report more as I know more!!!"

THE WORD FROM THE VET: Just talked to Karen... Jack was stable overnight!! They are concerned because his bilirubin counts are a little higher than they would like, and his red blood cell counts are a little lower. They may do a blood transfusion on him today!!




41 posted on 10/28/2011 9:24:55 AM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: algernonpj

...so how did Jack get loose in the first place?


42 posted on 10/28/2011 9:33:50 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?
Jack disappeared on August 25 when Ms Pascoe[Jack's person], was relocating from New York to San Francisco for a new job, taking Jack and his 'brother' Barry along for the ride.

Of the disappearance she said: 'We cleared security and I said goodbye to them as the American Airlines handler was putting the plastic ties around the kennel door.'

After going to get dinner she was called to say Jack was missing in the inbound baggage area.

A Department of Transportation Pet Incident Report released on October 13 revealed exactly how Jack was lost.

Each of Miss Pascoe’s cats had its own kennel, which a clerk stacked one on top of the other.

The top kennel fell and Jack escaped.

The unusual instance of 'lost luggage' had turned into a PR nightmare for AA, who faced an outpouring of anger from pet-lovers and sympathetic campaigners.

Jack before the incident:

43 posted on 10/28/2011 10:48:12 AM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: algernonpj

Thanks...my wife was suspicious that someone had opened the door to pet the cat, and ZIP...he was gone.


44 posted on 10/28/2011 10:53:42 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: algernonpj; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ..
Jack status update at post #41 - thanks algernonpj!


45 posted on 10/28/2011 2:41:37 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Another true cat story with a HAPPY ENDING. :)=^..^=


46 posted on 10/28/2011 2:47:44 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: algernonpj

Awwwww....so glad he’s doing better. Little pet prayers being said for the furry guy.


47 posted on 10/28/2011 2:52:29 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: algernonpj

That 2nd photo the cat is thinking.....dang I hate airports!


48 posted on 10/28/2011 2:52:48 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Thanks so much for the update, Slings. Greatly appreciated, and it's nice to see that Jack appears to be on the mend.

I tend to agree with the theory that someone opened the kennel for some reason. Those plastic straps plus the kennel door mechanism would not fail from the kennel's falling from the height of one kennel.

And those kennels have interlocks on them so that they may be safely stacked without sliding off each other. The whole "kennel fell down" story is as fishy as 9-Lives.
49 posted on 10/28/2011 3:00:45 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: ColdOne

Wise kitteh.


50 posted on 10/28/2011 3:00:45 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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