Hotel 'loses' guests' pet cat, hit with lawsuit

Couple had been staying at a Long Island hotel with their 17 pet cats

The hotel allegedly lost a two-year-old cat [Image for illustrative purposes only]
The hotel allegedly lost a two-year-old cat [Image for illustrative purposes only]

A Marriott hotel in the US is being sued by a couple who stayed at the property, for allegedly losing one of their 17 pet cats.

According to The New York Post, Jeffrey Johnson and wife Shoshanah had been staying at Marriott Residence Inn in Islip, Long Island, when one of the cats ran off.

Before they left, the couple came to an agreement with the hotel that, if the cat was found, it would be shipped back to their home for a fee.

The suit filed by the couple for unspecified damages says a manager did indeed find the two-year-old cat, named Cotton, three days later. She then took the cat to her boyfriend’s house.

However, it is claimed the cat slid behind a wall at the house, hid for nine days, then disappeared again, never to be seen again.

“It has been traumatic. She’s a really special cat,” Jeffrey Johnson told The New York Post.

“Really, we just want Cotton back.”

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