Jack the Cat FoundPublished October 26, 2011
After nearly a two-month search, Jack the Cat, the cat that was lost after he escaped from baggage handlers for American Airlines at New York's JFK International Airport, has been found.
According to American Airlines officials, Jack the Cat was found late last night and is doing fine after having been missing for two months.
Jack the Cat was found in large part due to owner Karen Pascoe's rigorous determination to find her lost cat. After the cat originally went missing on August 25, Pascoe began a Facebook group that quickly garnered a following of over 15,000 fans. The viral following Pascoe had formed helped put pressure on American Airlines and JFK Airport to dedicate officials to actually look for Jack.
The Facebook following then turned into an online support group that helped to organize various search missions over the past weeks for Jack.
While the guerilla Facebook group was focused on finding Jack the Cat, the group also helped raise awareness about other causes, including the dangers of traveling with pets and the care that must be taken especially when flying with a furry friend. As time went on, the Facebook page transformed into a platform that increased awareness about missing pets on a case-by-case basis.
Truly, the tactics Pascoe used to find her lost pet were game-changing.
What do you think about the story of Jack the Cat, and the fact that it has this happy ending? Can anyone else see a story book in the future? Let us know your thoughts in a comment.