Jack the Lost JFK Cat Dies

He succumbs to wounds after 61 days missing at airport
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2011 12:20 AM CST

Jack the heart-stealing cat who was lost—then found after 61 days—at JFK Airport has died. “It is with tears that I must tell you that Jack has gone over the rainbow bridge,” reads a statement posted on a Facebook page launched in his honor. The tabby escaped from his American Airlines cargo kennel in August as his Long Island owner was heading off to start a new life in California. He turned up last month at the airport, but was suffering seriously infected wounds that could not heal. He was cared for, and finally put down "bathed in love," at a vet clinic in Queens. “Jack has been through so much, and the last thing anyone wanted was for him to suffer more," said the Facebook statement. (More JFK Airport stories.)

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