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A Fond Farewell to 'Lucy the Cat'

We're sorry to report that Salem's much-loved feline, Lucy, has passed away.

Local residents took to Facebook Sunday to share their feelings about the recent passing of Lucy the Cat, who was a well-known and much-loved fixture at the Barking Cat Pet Emporium on Essex Street.

Though most people who knew him will remember him for his good looks and mellow demeanor, Lucy most recently made headlines in the spring of 2011, when he was catnapped and later rescued by the Salem police.

Have a fond memory of Lucy? Did you or someone you know get to know him over the years? Feel free to share a farewell message with your neighbors in the comments section below.

North Shore December 04, 2012 at 01:28 AM
So many smiling memories of Lucy. Sorry for your loss Dave & the Barking Cat.
Rebecca Barber December 04, 2012 at 04:21 PM
I remember when I used to walk into the barking cat and he'd be playing at my hands while checking out lol...
anthony deluca December 04, 2012 at 04:59 PM
i'll miss seeing you lucy you were very special
Dan Kupka December 04, 2012 at 09:28 PM
To Dave P. and family - so sorry for your loss and sad that Lucy is gone. :( I found out about Lucy's passing just now...
MaryAnn Beaton January 08, 2013 at 01:53 AM
Oh Lucy I will miss you as I wrap up my evening summer strolls. Always loved stopping to pat and chat :))

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