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Lucy The Cat Rescued By Salem Police

Well known downtown feline fixture returns.

At 11:45 Tuesday morning Detective Bill Jennings of the Salem Police returned Lucy the Cat, one of upper Essex Street's more beloved characters to his place of honor,


Lucy had been abducted by an apparently well meaning but confused older gentleman, police said. A resident of the man's  apartment building recognized Lucy after being shown her neighbor's new cat and notified the police.

Facebook posts on the Barking Cat's Website alerted residents Lucy had gone missing Friday evening. A witness had seen a man walking away with Lucy in his arms. 

Lucy's owner Dave Pelletier was relieved at Lucy's return and said, "this has just been hilarious."

jeanie marie kraft April 12, 2011 at 08:25 PM
We are all so happy to have Lucy back at the Barking Cat!
Marsha Finkelstein April 12, 2011 at 08:29 PM
Yay! If I'd a known he was back, I would have stopped by and said hi. So glad this story had a happy ending.
Laura Davis April 12, 2011 at 09:05 PM
So glad that Lucy is home and well. I pray that the confused older gentleman is also well
Midge Lyon April 12, 2011 at 09:12 PM
Didn't think Luce would be gone for long :)
June Lampert April 13, 2011 at 02:08 PM
So happy he's back!! What a relief!!!
Adele Maestranzi April 13, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Hope he's chipped, just in case!
D. Bell April 15, 2011 at 01:34 AM
Lucy had quite an adventure. She looks like she needs a long nap. Nite, Nite, kitty! =:x)


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