Animals

Jack the JFK cat dies weeks after being rescued

Jack the cat, who vanished at New York’s JFK airport only to turn up two months later, has died. He was on the brink of death when he was found in late October, but it had been hoped that intensive veterinary treatment might save him.

Jack vanished on August 25th before a scheduled flight with his owner. A search yielded no sign of him until late October, when he fell through a ceiling tile and landed in front of some startled airport workers.

While fending for himself at the airport, Jack suffered malnourishment and dehydration, as well as dangerous skin and liver conditions. His chances of survival were previously put at 50-50, but it seems his malnutrition meant that his infections became worse and he finally died at the weekend.

About Sarah Bosdiccia

Sarah Bosdiccia is a writer, journalist, blogger and editorial assistant. In the past, she has worked in the local newspaper business and has taught journalism modules at undergraduate level. She doesn't 'do' Facebook but you can follow her at @sarah_bosdiccia.

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