Authorities Find Cat Stuffed In Bag At JFK Airport

Agents at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport discovered an orange cat inside checked luggage, according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which made the discovery public on Tuesday.

TSA Agents Find Orange Cat Inside Checked Bag At JFK Airport | The Daily Caller

The cat wasn’t a stuffed animal. It was real and alive and appeared unhurt by its recent hours of being crammed into a suitcase and tossed around while heading toward the plane’s cargo hold, where it obviously could have easily passed away during the voyage.

According to TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein, the officers who first saw the image and opened the case to see the cat were “shocked.” TSA posted on Twitter, “We’re letting the cat out of the bag on a hiss-toric find.”

“This CATch had our JFK Airport baggage screening staff yelling, “Come on meow”! “Contact our furry friends @AskTSA if you have any questions about traveling, feline. They are accessible every day beginning at 8 a.m.–6 p.m.”

The article also featured three images of the cat being found in the checked bag by the security personnel. The traveler who owned the bag informed TSA agents that the cat belonged to someone else in his family, according to TSA Spokesperson Lisa Farbstein, who tweeted more details on the discovery.

After going through the X-ray machine, the TSA officer at JFK airport was astonished to see an orange cat inside checked luggage. Farbstein tweeted that the traveler said another family member owned the cat.

The good news was that the cat was safely returned home “after being let out of the bag.” The TSA website states that although specific guidelines differ from airport to airport, small pets are permitted to pass through security checkpoints but should never passthrough an X-ray tunnel.

TSA revealed earlier this month that officers at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport discovered a handgun concealed inside a whole, raw chicken. There’s a personal fowl here.

Our officers @FLLFlyer made this very raw find. We hate to break it to you but stuffing a firearm in your holiday bird for travel is just a baste of time.

So, don’t wing it—TSA (@TSA) November 7, 2022 “We hate to break it to you but stuffing a firearm in your holiday bird for travel is just a baste of time,” the TSA wrote in a Twitter post alongside four photos of the discovery.