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Cat caught after running loose in JFK airport for a week

Posted at 7:57 AM, Apr 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-30 07:57:33-04

A cat leads the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on a wild chase, for a week!

The cat, Pepper, escaped from her carrier when her owners were checking in for their flight at John F. Kennedy International Airport from New York to China. Her owners couldn't catch her in time, and head to board their flight without her.

Port Authority officers worked for days to try and catch Pepper. Laying humane traps and leaving food in areas where she had been spotted.

There were several sightings, including one time Pepper was seen up in the rafters of a terminal.

After a number of close calls the 4-year-old tabby was finally caught over the weekend.

Officers say Pepper appears to be healthy. Right now she is being looked after by a friend of her owners, because her family is still in China.