Cats have historically lived adventurous lives on boats
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“It was a difficult task, but MCSO’s Animal Services Officers could not and would not give up trying to save a cat left behind on a sailboat after his owner passed away onboard,” the Sheriff’s Office shared.
When the body of the man was removed, detectives noticed the terrified cat and called in animal control authorities. Wearing Tyvek suits, Officers Tabitha Queen and Shannon McGee persevered and managed to capture Captain Jack.
They then delivered the priceless cargo to the Treasure Coast Humane Society. There, he would either go home with the man's family or begin a new life with a family he had just been adopted by after healing from the horrific loss.
“Good work by a dedicated Animal Services team. Thank you for not giving up!”
The Treasure Coast Humane Society provided additional information about Captain Jack.
“His owner was all that Jack knew. With no other pets or family members to visit – it was just the two of them – always together,” they shared.
Officers Tabitha Queen and Shannon McGee didn’t give up
The captain cat was well taken care of
The man clearly liked the cat, according to the rescuers.
“Found inside the boat were various cat toys, a comfy cat bed and scratch posts. It was obvious that this sweet senior boy was very much loved.”
They will now assist Jack in getting well and embarking on a new journey.
This is the small sailboat where a man lived with Jack the cat
“Jack is now resting comfortably and receiving medical care and TLC from our staff. He is not yet available for adoption, but he will be once he is medically and behaviorally ready. We are hoping that within a few weeks, Jack will be on the road to finding a new home – somewhere quiet and filled with love, just like his old home was.”
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