News

Kelowna cat-napping victim returned home

The cat came back—not quite the next day—but  her family couldn't be happier.

Jeff Cameron, from the Buckerfields on Springfield Road, said their store cat Annie was returned home at around 11 a.m. Wednesday, after being stolen last Saturday, and it was as though she'd never been gone.

"She was no worse for wear, there were no signs of stress and she was back to her old-self, greeting people," he said.

He's been told that the Ashcroft based couple who cat-napped Annie had recently lost a pet that looked very similar, and that was their inspiration for the cat-snatch.

The staff at Buckerfield's harbour no ill will against them, despite their apparent poor judgment, they're just glad the cat's back.

"It's a happy ending, we're just happy to have her back," he said.

And Annie's not going to see many changes, going forward.

"She basically has free reign in the store and comes and goes as she pleases, and that will stay the same" Cameron said.

"We may get a GPS chip for her… we'll look into that."

First thing's first, however, it's now time to celebrate Annie's return.

"We were overwhelmed by the response," he said. "Without the support of everyone involved we never would have got her back. We got calls from all over B.C. asking how Annie is."

A Buckerfield's "thank you from Annie" party will be held  April 26.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

ELECTION 2014: Columnist Jennifer Smith says a slick pitchman is needed for the board of education
 
Central Okanagan school trustees take office
 
Prince Rupert students complete work on healing and reconciliation gift to government
Prince Rupert council candidates face the public at first forum
 
Event has Penticton on a roll
 
Timeless bonds of friendship
Election 2014: Public meets trustee candidates
 
Okanagan eyeglasses headed to Cameroon
 
Coats are provided

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 31 edition online now. Browse the archives.