From the New York Shitty Inbox: Another Catnapping?

Pets on the run

LarryTHUMBFriday night I shared with you the good news about Larry the bodega cat’s (who can be seen at left) heroic rescue and return to his rightful owner. I will not lie to you: I was ecstatic when I saw his “mom” toting him back home. Unfortunately my revelry was short-lived. You see, I awakened the next morning to find a most troubling email in my inbox. Jason writes:

Hey Heather:

I don’t know if you have heard about the store cat over at Pets on the Run (989 Manhattan btwn Huron and India)? It seems that either last week or early this week the good proprietor’s cat was stolen. When I went in there at the beginning of this week to get some cat food he was telling another customer the whole story and he was pretty broken up about the whole affair. I am wondering if there are any connections between Larry’s journey and this? The businesses are quite close to the cat vortex….

Obviously it cannot be established if the same person who took Larry (whose intentions were good, if misguided) has taken our dear Lucas (who can be seen with proud papa, Zohar, below).


Nonetheless I find this to be a very, very worrisome trend. What part of DO NOT TAKE SOMEONE ELSE’S PET does the perpetrator of this, Manhattan Avenue’s latest catnapping, not understand?

Lucas flier

If you have seen Lucas (who reputedly disappeared on Halloween) please contact his proud papas, Zohar and Malik, at the above telephone number (you can see this flier in larger format by clicking here). They (and Pet on the Run’s patrons) are heartbroken. Thank you.

You can see more pictures of Lucas (who it should be noted has a small tuft of white fur on his chest) via his foster mom’s web page.

Miss Heather

P.S.: It would appear another cat named Larry mas gone missing.


I found this flier on Metropolitan Avenue near Leonard Street, if my memory serves me correctly.


5 Comments on From the New York Shitty Inbox: Another Catnapping?

  1. DukesSoups on Sun, 8th Nov 2009 4:45 pm
  2. According to the owner of Bagel on the Run, their cats have been stolen several times…

  3. missheather on Sun, 8th Nov 2009 6:07 pm
  4. DukesSoups: the bodega at Green and Manhattan Avenue had their cat, Anda, stolen several years ago.

  5. rowan on Sun, 8th Nov 2009 7:01 pm
  6. that is just fucked up. Pets on the Run is my go-to pet store and I always have a pleasant conversation with Zohar, who is a terribly sweet person.

    what troubles me even more is that Lucas is the successor to another cat that Zohar owned who unfortunately got sick and died, despite several vet visits and medication. Zohar and family were understandably quite upset by the loss and very glad when Lucas came into the picture. hopefully Lucas is returned safe and sound to his rightful owners.

  7. d on Sun, 8th Nov 2009 10:18 pm
  8. What’s even more troubling is with so many strays on the street, why steal cats who already have a home and owners?? Take in a stray!

  9. bitchcakes on Sat, 14th Nov 2009 8:58 pm
  10. I’m going to cry… And D, as always, I was thinking exactly what you said.

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