New York NY, Oct. 27 — Two months ago, Jack the Cat made international news when American Airlines lost him in the JFK airport. Yesterday, 61 days later, Jack made international news again. After multiple unsuccessful searches, the elusive Jack fell through a ceiling tile at the airport and was brought to BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital in Queens for treatment.
“Although Jack’s still in critical condition, he’s an amazing fighter and made it through the night,” says Nicole Pacifico, DVM, DACVIM, the board-certified Internist at BluePearl Veterinary Partners’ Queens Hospital who saved Jack’s life. “While some of his vitals improved overnight, including his blood pressure, other concerns have developed. We’re doing all we can to save Jack’s life. After his 61-day ordeal, Jack is one cat who deserves the gift of life.”
According to Mark Levy, DVM, DACVS, a board-certified surgeon for BluePearl Pearl Veterinary Partners, “Jack’s suffering and extended period of severe malnourishment left him in extremely critical condition. This afternoon, we had to operate to reconstruct tears caused by extreme skin fragility. The sutures are holding up well — so even though Jack is still in critical condition — we’re cautiously optimistic.”
Jack’s amazing story has generated a whirlwind of media coverage. It has appeared in the NY Post, NY Daily News, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, People Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, The London Times, The Huffington Post, NBC, ABC and FOX. To view the story as reported by NBC news, click here.