BY EMILY MIBACH
Daily newspaper editor
A one-month-old kitten was stolen from the cage he shared with his mother and siblings at a Redwood City shelter, and now the shelter is offering $ 2,000 for his return.
On May 14, someone opened the cage that contains Olaf, his mother Olivia and his three siblings, and left with the kitten, according to Whis-Purr founder and director Lucy Brock.
At the moment, the shelter is closed unless someone has a date, so Brock suggested that the only way someone could take Olaf was to go to a small hallway in the Peninsula Feed Store. , which shares the building at 346 El Camino Real with the refuge.
Brock said she keeps the cages covered on the feed store side so people don’t ogle nursing kittens, but thinks someone must have opened the crate on that side of the store and picked up Olaf.
The apparently shaken kitten family
Olaf’s disappearance shook his family, with his mother searching for her lost kitten in the enclosure. Olaf’s sister, Olea, has been curled up in the corner of the cat’s shared enclosure, distraught since her brother’s disappearance, Brock said.
Brock is also worried about the barely one month old kitten, which is not weeded from its mother’s milk. She fears that whoever has Olaf will not know how to take care of such a young kitten, who at this age is still very dependent on her mother, even to go to the bathroom.
Brock also pointed out that the kitten will cry a lot, missing his mother and sister, to whom he is related.
Brock reported the missing kitten to police. No information on the cat-napper is available since the cameras of the shelter were not pointed in this area.
On May 8, as a handyman was installing new cameras, a man walked in and was looking at Olaf’s camera and pen, raising Brock’s suspicion. She suggested that maybe this man had taken Olaf and was looking to take another cat.
Brock hopes the $ 2,000 will be enough to bring Olaf back to his family and the kitten will be okay.
Olaf has unique looking tiger stripes on his brown fur. Brock thinks he will be a Maine Coon cat.
Anyone with information about Olaf is asked to call (650) 787-4505.