Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Tuesday Toes-day

K: Did you hear the news about the Catnappingin our town? It's a toes-related story.

S: We wrote about this last July . . . about a cute little kitten that was stolen! It's very newsworthy so we're repeating it. Here's the story:


On Tuesday, July 18, Marmalade (an adorable 10 wk old orange tabby) was stolen from the shelter kitty-condo unit. This has never happened in the 7 years that the animal shelter has been under the management of the City of Petaluma.

Marmalade is polydactil, which means he has extra front toes. He and his brother were housed in one of the shelter's condo units because the kitten room was filled.

The Petaluma Animal Shelter reported; "Some unscrupulous individual unwilling to pay the $80 adoption fee must have placed him in a large purse or bag and walked right by the crowded counter. We worry about Marmalade because anyone who would steal an animal from a shelter should not own a pet and will probably be unwilling to pay what is necessary to keep him healthy, happy and safe. Even sadder, Marmalade had already been adopted and was just waiting to be picked up. The three-year-old son [of the adoptive family] is devastated. Our condos are now padlocked." Petaluma Argus Courier, 7/26/06

K: If you have any information about this abduction, please contact the Petaluma Animal Shelter at 707-778-4396.

It's a pleasant thing to be young, and have ten toes.
Robert Louis Stevenson


Anonymous said...

Oh no! I am very worried about Marmalade. I hope somebody turns the cat-nappers in.

ps: Marmalade has some very amazing toes!

Anonymous said...

how horrybull. the poor little kitten - stuffed in a bag and stolen from a life with the family he already adopted. that's awful.

Anonymous said...

Poor little Marmalade. It is so sad.

jeterharris said...

i wuz verree disturbed by dis storree abowt da stolen marmalade. i wuz hopin dat da storree hadda happee endin.

KC said...

o, poor lil Marmalade. wishes there wuz an update or a happy ending.

that be furry, furry sad.

luvs hims toesies.

Derby said...

Oh wow, a real catnapping! My shelter has locked cages and such. You want to interact with a kittie or a woofie the staff gets it out and brings them to you.

I hopes Marmalade will be ok, I likes that name for a ginger!

Anonymous said...

Dats a furry sad storee. Dat poor liddul boy. I wished dat Marmalade had been founded and dat da nasty beans dat stole da kitty had been punished. ::walks off mumbling::Stoopid beans, steeling kitties, wut kinda beans iz dat dat wood steal a kitty...

Emma's Kat said...

That's so sad! I pray he is okay and if not found that these abductors will take care of him and love him!

On a cute note, Will ya look at all those pink paw pads!!

Anonymous said...

Poor Marmalade! And the poor beans who wanted him!

Jake and Bathsheba said...

We're hoping for an update that he was found safe and sound. I have a special spot for him since he and I both have extra toes.