by Elisa Black-Taylor
Another airline cat has gone missing. I just got off of the phone with Bonnie Folz, who is coordinating a search for a cat lost on an Alaska Airlines flight somewhere between Tuscon, Arizona to Seattle, Washington on Saturday.
Wenty, a grey and white cat traveling on Alaska Airlines yesterday, has gone missing. He was traveling with another cat, part of the same family, and both cats were on a flight from Tuscon, Arizona to Seattle, Washington. He is a very skittish cat, and for the purposes of the flight, his owner had him sedated.
The only details that we have at this time is that when the bag handler went to retrieve his crate, Wenty was not in it. The handler noticed at the time the crate was lighter in weight than it should be.
Right now plans are being carried out to keep that plane on the ground in Seattle for a thorough search to see if Wenty is still on the plane. At this time, it's believed he's either on the Alaska Airlines plane or somewhere on the grounds at Tuscon, Arizona.
If any local rescue groups can help with the ground search in Tuscon, please post on the Facebook page for George here, or call
Bonnie Folz at 917-626-1374. Please cross post/share as much as possible. This is now the third cat that has gone missing since August 25, 2011-Jack, George and now Wenty!!!
Bonnie told me during our phone conversation that a Facebook page will be made this evening for Wenty the cat and information will also be crossposted on the George and Jack Facebook pages.
This is all the information I have at this time. The owner's name isn't yet known and I wanted to get this information online as quickly as possible.
I also would like to report that since Jack's death, American Airlines has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. This should send a clear signal to the airlines that we are tired of our pets being treated as baggage and we're not going to take it anymore.
I said in my previous article concerning George, who isn't dead but has yet to be located, that I would scream if I had to report another lost airline cat case.
Excuse me now while I go scream!