The San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said a nearly blind cat abducted a year ago reappeared on the streets of New York.
Officials said the cat, Jack Daniels, was stolen from his enclosure while he was up for adoption in May 2009 and the feline was not heard from again until Aug. 4 when New York City animal control officers took him off the street and discovered his microchip identified the San Francisco SPCA as the owner, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday.
"That shelter is so busy. To think that someone took the time to track us down ... I'm actually very moved by it," SPCA veterinarian and interim co-president Jennifer Scarlett said. "When you think of all the horrible things that happen in the world, it's such a beautiful thing to see so many people come together for a little black cat."
The SPCA said Jack Daniels flew back to San Francisco on a free JetBlue flight, accompanied by cat-loving volunteer LeeAnn Falciani.
Scarlett said Jack Daniels will likely go back up for adoption during the next few days unless a New York owner comes forward.