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Kitten stolen from Memphis Animal Services has been returned

Memphis Animal Services said the two-month-old kitten had already been adopted, and was awaiting spay surgery when she was taken Wednesday.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Animal Services (MAS) said Thursday a two-month-old kitten that had been stolen from their facility Monday has been returned safe. 

Memphis Police had released surveillance pictures of two women suspected of stealing the gray tabby cat from MAS Monday afternoon.

MAS said in a Facebook post Wednesday the gray tabby cat had already been adopted, and was awaiting spay surgery when she was stolen from the facility. 

The shelter originally said they would give the perpetrators until Thursday to return the stolen cat before they release the footage and press charges. 

Memphis Police posted the photos of the two suspects on their Facebook page. According to them, the women placed the cat in a purse and walked out of the shelter. The suspects got into a silver Camaro and took off. 

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Posted by Memphis Police Department est.1827 on Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Those with information regarding the cat burglars should call Sgt S. Grigsby at Appling Farms Station at (901) 636-4487 with any information. 

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