Thief steals sick kitten from Alberta pet store. (But don’t worry, the cat came back.)

Update: April 13

The catnapped kitten has been returned and is now in care of a veterinarian.

An unidentified person brought the cat, named Kennedy, anonymously back to the pet shop it was stolen from a week ago a day after police issued an A.P.B. for the snatched cat.

“The kitten appeared to be ill at the time of her return,” Mounties aid Friday afternoon. “But is expected to recover through treatment.”

The thief still hasn’t been caught.

“Red Deer RCMP thank the many media outlets and citizens who shared this story so widely and achieved a positive outcome for little Kennedy.”


Pet shop staff are “concerned for the well-being” of a kitten that was snatched for their store a few days ago.

The black, orange and white cat, which has a health condition that requires medication, was catnapped from a Petland store in Red Deer, Alberta back on April 7.

The RCMP is now asking for the public’s health to identify this man who was caught on surveillance video at the store after 2:30 pm last Friday.

Police are looking for this man in connection with a kitten kidnapping in Alberta/RCMP handout

If you have information about the stolen kitty, please contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at

Tipsters may be in line for a $2,000 reward.

Let’s hope whomever has this adorable cat is taking care of it.

Someone stole this kitten from a pet store in Red Deer, Alberta/RCMP handout

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