Jack the Cat EuthanizedPublished November 8, 2011
Jack the Cat, the cat that was infamously lost by American Airlines, has passed on.
Late Sunday night, he was euthanized, ending his suffering as he was unable to recover from his wounds due to his prolonged malnutrition and development of fatty liver disease.
At Petside, we'd just like to send our condolences to Karen Pascoe, and send our thoughts in this time of need.
At the same time, Pascoe is most certainly deserving of praise. Her unorthodox efforts and drive to find her furry friend revolutionized the way we will look for our lost pets. In addition, her efforts and development of a dedicated Facebook following became the platform for helping numerous other animals find homes.
Even though he has passed, the tale of Jack the Cat and the lasting impact his story will have will surely not be forgotten.
Already Jack's supporters are in motion to create "Jack the Cat's" Law, forcing airlines to put GPS (or similar technology) tracking devices (collars, legs bands, or harness, etc) on family pets traveling in cargo holds.
See the petition on change.org.