This isn’t the first time an airline has lost a cat. But that excuses no one.
Karen Pascoe, while flying American Airlines out of JFK airport to California, had checked her two cats into cargo kennels. Then one of them, Jack, escaped.
After that, her and her remaining cat, Barry, were put on a later flight. When she tried to contact the airline she could reach no one for 60 hours! We can't even begin to imagine what that must've been like! A pet can be closer than some family members.
So she took to Facebook, creating a page titled: "Jack the Cat is Lost in AA Baggage at JFK.”
She now has over 6,000 fans, who have been flooding the American Airlines Facebook page with angry posts.
Assuming the cat is still somewhere inside the airport, American Airlines has launched a full-scale search to find the him.
Karen, Jack’s owner, has accepted their offer to be flown out to JFK to “assist with the search and see first-hand our efforts to locate Jack,” American Airlines posted on their Facebook page. At least they're willing to help her out now.
Check out what American Airlines then posted on their Facebook page on how they plan to remedy this probem, after the jump…
To show their commitment to finding Jack the lost cat, aside from leaving food and water in the cargo area, American Airlines has posted a list to their facebook page, detailing how they plan to find Jack:
* Karen (Jack’s owner) has accepted our offer to fly her from California to New York to assist with the search and see first-hand our efforts to locate Jack. We have accommodated Karen’s wish to travel this weekend and will escort her throughout JFK.
* Port Authority confirmed no sightings of Jack have been reported from patrols of the airfield.
* Daily briefings are occurring to review progress and generate any ideas for locating Jack.
* Representatives from the Port Authority of NY, including a Wildlife Management representative, participated in the 8/30 debriefing providing recommendations and offering extended support including extra traps.
* Contacts with search dog and other animal tracking services have been made and are being evaluated.
* Extensive CCTV footage in the immediate and surrounding areas are under review.
They also added:
"We have adopted some of your ideas into our search plan and thank the community for your ongoing support for Jack during this period. We understand that a cat is a loved family member for so many, including many of our own employees, and we are doing our utmost to find Jack."
No doubt to keep the rage of thousands of Facebookers at bay.
As of Wednesday morning, Jack has yet to have been found.
Let’s hope Jack turns up soon and in good health!
[Image via Facebook.]