Couple travelling with 17 cats sues hotel after one went missing

Ruth Doherty
Couple travelling with 17 cats sues hotel after one went missing
Couple travelling with 17 cats sues hotel after one went missing



A couple is suing a hotel in Long Island, New York, after one of their 17 cats went missing while they stayed there.

Jeffrey and Shoshanna Johnson bought 17 cats to a Marriott Residence Inn over the summer.

They took their cats to the hotel because they were planning on flying them all from JFK airport to their new home in Israel.

But one cat, a two-year-old called Cotton, went missing and they could not locate her before they had to leave for their flight.

According to the Gothamist.com, the hotel's manager did find Cotton, and took her home to her boyfriend's house, but she then escaped again for good.

The lawsuit, which seeks at least £150,000 in damages, says the hotel management had strict instructions to take Cotton to a vet if she was found, so arrangements could then be made to ship her to Israel.

The Daily Mail reports the Johnsons were also hit with a $460 bill for the two days the cat was missing at the hotel before it was found by staff.

The hotel reportedly said it was forced to relocate guests staying in the room in case the animal was still in there.

Speaking to the NY Post, Jeffrey said: "It has been traumatic. She's a really special cat. Really we just want Cotton back."

According to the NY Daily News, Jeffrey added: "We love our cats; they're part of our family.

"I absolutely believe Cotton is still alive, living in the wild."




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