Police are looking for a three-month-old brown, female tabby kitten named Princess Jazzy, who was stolen from the Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League (WHS/WARL) Adoption Center on New York Ave. NE Saturday afternoon.
At about 5:40 p.m., a person walked into the Washington Humane Society with two children, asking to see cats. The person then walked out with the kitten without paying, while the staff was helping other customers.
“It is hard to believe that someone would commit such a crime,” said Chief Community Welfare Officer for WHS/WARL Scott Giacoppo. “In addition to breaking the law, they have put this kitten’s health in jeopardy by circumventing our easy adoption process and denying the kitten needed medical care.”
WHS/WARL is asking for the public’s help to get Princess Jazzy back to the adoption center so she can receive the proper medical care that goes into the adoption process and to ensure that the family that adopts her is able to take care of her needs.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Washington Humane Society at 1- 202-576-6664 or police at 202-727-9099. Submit anonymous information to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.
The Washington Humane Society is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect responsible for this case.