Reward for Safe Return of Stolen Kitten - Michigan Humane Society

Reward for Safe Return of Stolen Kitten

$500 reward for the safe return of a 10-week-old kitten, named Misty Gish, that was stolen from the MHS Detroit Center for Animal Care on Thursday, Sept. 3.

September 9, 2015

DETROIT – The Michigan Humane Society (MHS) is offering a $500 reward for the safe return of a kitten that was stolen from the MHS Detroit Center for Animal Care on Thursday, Sept. 3 around 1:30 p.m.

Video surveillance cameras show a woman with a dark complexion and copper-colored hair. She was wearing a black T-shirt, black shorts, sunglasses, and carrying a large purse while entering the shelter with a young girl who was wearing a pink T-shirt and pink sneakers.

The video shows the woman walking throughout the shelter before entering the cat adoption area where she speaks with an MHS volunteer for several minutes. The volunteer takes a cat into an acquaintance room for socializing. At that point, the woman sends the girl to make sure the volunteer isn’t watching and opens one of the cages, takes out the young kitten, and shoves it in her purse before walking out of the shelter.

The two are seen leaving the shelter and are believed to have gotten into what appears to be a late 1990’s Lexus sedan that backs down Custer Street, a side street next to the shelter.

The kitten, Misty Gish, is a 10-week old domestic short hair and is white with gray markings. She has recently been spayed, has a shaved belly and a tattoo (a circle with a line through it indicating that she was spayed). She has a microchip and has been reported missing to the microchip company.

“This is a deplorable act and we are hopeful that our compassionate community will help identify this perpetrator and ensure a safe return for Misty Gish,” said Debby MacDonald, MHS Chief Cruelty Investigator. “It’s even more disheartening that a young girl was used to help in this crime, and that the kitten was shoved into a purse on a 90-degree day.”

The Michigan Humane Society is asking anyone with information regarding this stolen kitten to contact the MHS Cruelty Hotline at (313) 872-3401.


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