Jack is back. And he didn’t go far.
Jack is the 5-year-old cat who escaped from his carrying case at Kennedy International Airport in August after he was scheduled to leave on a flight for Los Angeles.
He was found in a customs room at Kennedy, according to a message posted to the American Airlines Facebook page on Tuesday.
Since the disappearance of Jack, who has long orange hair and copper eyes, on Aug. 25, the airline’s “team of airport employees have been focused on the search effort,” the statement read. The airline said it planned to fly Jack home to San Jose, Calif., where his owner, Karen Pascoe, recently moved after 22 years in New York City. But Ms. Pascoe may have to wait a bit longer: The cat “will need to remain in the care of a veterinarian for an additional period,” according to an update on the Facebook page on Wednesday.
During his stay in the airport, Jack inspired signs promising rewards for his discovery, a Facebook page with more than 10,000 readers and a Twitter account titled @jackthelostcat. Late Tuesday, the user responsible for the account provided an update on Jack’s time in the city. “Gotta rehydrate after all those martinis. #jackonthetown.”