The fate of two kittens stolen from a Washington, D.C., pet store almost five months ago remains unclear.
The brown tabbies were taken Feb. 9 from an adoption center at the Petco in the city’s Columbia Heights neighborhood. Three days later, the city’s Metropolitan Police Department said it had arrested and charged a male juvenile with the theft and was continuing to look for the kidnapped kittens. Since then, the search for the felines seems to have hit a dead end.
“We made an arrest in this case; there are no leads regarding the whereabouts of the kittens at this time,” police spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump told atombash.com June 30.
The thief grabbed the kittens after smashing the plexiglass of their “cat habitat” enclosure. Last Chance Animal Rescue, the kittens’ foster, has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to their safe return.
The suspect’s status also is unclear. Robert Marus, a spokesman for the city’s Office of the Attorney General, declined to discuss the case, citing “very strict confidentiality laws” for cases involving juveniles.