O’Hare Kitten Caper: Two kittens, Perceive and Nivea, were stolen at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport while their owner was waiting for their flight on December 6, yahoo! reported Tuesday.
CBS Chicago dubbed the incident the kitten caper.
O’Hare Kitten Caper
Then, the person who stole the kittens, both inside a blue pet carrier, threw them in a trash can.
Later, two people captured on surveillance camera were seen “rescuing” the cats from the trash. However, the man and woman then left the airport with the cats instead of turning them in.
Chicago Police are trying to identify two people who rescued a pair of kittens at O'Hare Airport, after someone stole them from a traveler and threw them in a trash can. Police are hoping to reunite the kittens with their owner. https://t.co/8RrZfV2akC pic.twitter.com/QaNA1okzlh
— CBS Chicago (@cbschicago) December 20, 2021
Video from CBS Chicago:
Police Recover Perceive and Nivea
At the time of the report, police shared pictures of the man and woman, seeking any information about their identities. By Wednesday morning, police recovered the kittens, and the incident remains under investigation.
“Chicago police said Wednesday morning that the kittens have been recovered but didn’t release any other details,” reported 5 Chicago.
Two kittens who disappeared after being dumped into a garbage can at O'Hare Airport earlier this month have been located. https://t.co/NtFLgg344x
— FOX 32 News (@fox32news) December 22, 2021
After the kittens went missing, news of the story spread quickly online, even on international news sites. Perhaps, someone identified the couple in question, or they contacted the police on their own. Currently, there is no further available information.
However, the story could make any would-be thieves think twice before attempting to steal baggage or animals. Very quickly, the internet came to the defense of Nivea and Perceive, and possibly helped get them back to their owner. Now, they can enjoy the holiday season together. Meanwhile, whoever stole the cats will regret that decision for the rest of their lives.
Another Chicago Cat Caper
In 2019, we shared the story of a tortie cat named Seet Pea, kidnapped from a Chicago floral boutique. Two women were seen on surveillance video taking Sweet Pea out the door.
Online, the story went viral as people shared the video. Thousands of people shared the story online to try and help the cat find her way back home. Eventually, the women who took the cat saw the video too. Soon after, one of the women’s friends returned Sweet Pea to the boutique.
As an excuse, the woman who took Sweet Pea claimed to be concerned for the cat’s health. However, the shop owners took great care of the cherished 17-year-old cat, who needed daily medication.
Later that year, Sweet Pea crossed the rainbow bridge, spending her remaining days as a much-loved “Lady Boss” at the flower shop.
“She peacefully fell asleep surrounded with love, snuggles, nose rubs and a mini flood of tears,” Fleur wrote on Facebook “She lived 17 wonderful years with us, and let’s be honest, [and] was the real Lady Boss, always reminding us that we were in HER house. She was a SWEET love bug and she will be dearly missed,”