DETROIT (WWJ) – The Michigan Humane Society is offering a reward for the safe return of a kitten that was stolen from the Detroit Center on Thursday.
A video captures the theft, in which a woman and a young girl are seen in the visiting area for adoptable animals, and the woman reaches in a cage and stuffs the 10-week-old kitten into her purse, and the girl watches to make sure a volunteer does not return to the area.READ MORE: What Is The Best Sunscreen For Me? Environmental Working Group Releases Annual Guide
The kitten, named Misty Gish, is a domestic short hair with white and gray markings. She has recently been spayed, has a shaved belly and a tattoo (a circle with a line through it indicated that she was spayed). She has a microchip and has been reported missing to the microchip company.
Video surveillance cameras show a woman 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.READ MORE: Parole Denied For Don Miller Who Killed 4 Women In Lansing In The 1970s
“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.”MORE NEWS: Michigan Court Seeks More From Whitmer About Abortion Ban Challenge
The Michigan Humane Society is asking anyone with information regarding this stolen kitten to contact the MHS Cruelty Hotline at (313) 872-3401 and are offering a $500 reward for the safe return of the kitten.