NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s been nearly two months since a cat named Jack missed his flight to California after American Airlines baggage handlers lost him in Kennedy Airport.
Friends of Jack are not giving up on the feline who is still missing.
A Facebook page, “Jack The Cat is Lost in AA Baggage at JFK,” has gained over 15,000 followers since Jack first disappeared back in August.
Animal lovers continue to show their support by posting well wishes on the page and putting out lost notices to other websites.
“Wishing Jack a warm place to hide. I have good feeling about Jack this week…and a DREAM last night that you announce that he was found…PRAYING that Jack is having the time of his life as he makes his way back to you,” Christine Naccarato wrote Monday.
Supporters are also taking a more proactive approach by organizing rescue efforts at the airport.
Over the weekend, volunteers gathered for a search party at JFK for the first Jack Awareness Day. They will be meeting again this Saturday at 4 p.m.
Jack’s owner, Karen Pascoe, is reportedly considering legal action.
Jack and his brother Barry were kenneled and passed over to baggage handlers on Flight 177 on Aug. 25 when he went missing.
The two cats were traveling in separate kennels. Baggage handlers had apparently stacked them on top of each other when Jack’s kennel fell allowing him to escape, according to a post on the “Jack” Facebook page.
Pascoe boarded a different flight with Barry after an hour-long search for Jack came up empty.
American Airlines apologized for the incident and took several efforts to find Jack.
Posters of Jack were distributed throughout the airport, food and water was placed throughout the terminal, the Mayor’s Alliance Society for NYC was contacted to set up humane traps and a pet AMBER alert had been issued.
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