MHS offers $500 reward for kitten stolen from shelter

The Detroit News

Detroit — The Michigan Humane Society is offering a $500 reward for the safe return of a 10-week old kitten stolen from its Detroit center Sept 3.

Misty Gish is a 10-week old domestic short hair and is white with gray markings.

Video surveillance shows a woman opening a cage when a volunteer wasn’t looking and stuffing the domestic short-hair kitten, named Misty Gish, into her purse. The woman, who was with a young girl, left the center shortly after in what officials believe was a late 1990s Lexus sedan.

“This is a deplorable act and we are hopeful that our compassionate community will help identify this perpetrator and ensure a safe return for Misty Gish,” said Debby MacDonald, MHS chief cruelty investigator, in a news release.

“It’s even more disheartening that a young girl was used to help in this crime, and that the kitten was shoved into a purse on a 90-degree day.”

The woman was wearing black shorts and sunglasses and carrying a large purse.

The woman and girl came into the center around 1:30 p.m. and spoke with a volunteer for several minutes. When the volunteer went into another area of the center, the two approached the cage. The woman appears to send the girl to watch to make sure the volunteer isn’t watching, officials said.

The woman was wearing black shorts and sunglasses and carrying a large purse while entering the shelter with a young girl who was wearing a pink T-shirt and pink sneakers.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the MHS Cruelty Hotline at (313) 872-3401.