Friday, August 11, 2006

Freddie's Dead

You may recall I posted earlier this year about undercover cat, "Fred", who helped bust a phony veterinarian.

Well, this sad story in the papers this morning:
Beloved 'Undercover Kitty' Fred dies

By Anthony M. DeStefano

August 11, 2006, 10:49 AM EDT

Fred, the loveable undercover kitty, who captured the heart of the city with his exploits for law enforcement, is dead.

The one year-old American short haired cat, who was instrumental in nabbing a suspected bogus veterinarian earlier this year, was accidentally killed yesterday when he wandered into oncoming traffic outside his home, said a spokesman for Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes.
Of course, he likely won't get a departmental funeral. It would be silly, of course.

Still, I'm very sad to read this, particularly as this story broke just before my own felinic loss later in May. Brings up....stuff.

Godspeed, Fred, and know that your help saved dozens of animal lives.

Au revoir.