November 28, 2021


We know our pets

Purr-fect ending for cat lacking for two months

A gray tabby cat named Lucipurr that went lacking after escaping from her owner’s camper van aboard a Steamship Authority ferry has been found following far more than two months of searching.

Initially, a lacking cat bulletin was posted on Islanders Converse, and symptoms could be found around Winery Haven presenting a $500 reward for anybody who could find Lucipurr and return her to her proprietor, Danielle Jenkins. 

Just before getting uncovered not too long ago by West Tisbury resident Carolina Cooney, the cat was very last seen on June 24 on board the Island Property ferry headed to Vineyard Haven.

In an email to The Instances, Jenkins wrote that she had been travelling about the place in her camper van for quite a few months with her cat and pet dog. She hopped on the ferry and was headed to the Island to pay a visit to, and in no way anticipated that her cat would somehow escape.

I ended up remaining on the Vineyard for the [better] part of a month looking for her, just before I inevitably had to hope for the most effective and start the generate west back to California,” Jenkins wrote.

As Jenkins was coming into Colorado, she got a simply call from Cooney, who stated she thought she identified the cat from the flyers that were being posted all-around city.

Cooney and her spouse and children set a entice for the cat (courtesy of West Tisbury animal manage) and immediately after having to launch two skunks that ended up caught in the lure, Cooney caught Lucipurr and generously brought her into her household to care for her.

Talking to The Occasions by cell phone Tuesday, Cooney mentioned, “it was a incredibly fascinating week” for her loved ones. The saga started with her sons building it their mission to find the lacking cross-eyed tabby cat they observed on a flyer.

“I was accomplishing dishes when I saw a gray cat in my backyard. I termed my boy about and he straight away identified the cross-eyed cat and understood it need to be Lucipurr,” Cooney laughed.

Cooney identified as the animal regulate officer, who gave her a entice and suggested her to use bacon grease to cajole the cat into the cage.

Just after many times with no luck, Lucipurr appeared in the lure one morning, significantly to the delight of Cooney and her sons.

“We place out a litter box, along with some foods and h2o, and she scarfed down the whole bowl of food stuff. It was truly outstanding to have identified her,” Cooney reported.

Later on, Jenkins’ parents travelled from Boston to the Winery the extremely subsequent day, and are now keeping onto the cat until Jenkins can retrieve her. 

“The $500 reward was compensated in complete and was truly worth every penny 10 periods in excess of!” Jenkins wrote.

Even though Lucipurr is really underweight, Jenkins wrote that she is in “great spirits, consuming voraciously, and purring frequently.”

Jenkins thanked Cooney and her sons Dashiell and Dexter for their resolve and kindness, the captain and staff of the Island Dwelling for allowing her search the ship, the Tisbury Law enforcement “for kindly tolerating [her] late night time wanderings and gentle parking violations,” though seeking around town, and the staff at UPS who printed flyers for the missing cat.