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Animal Party calls for investigation after pet cat goes missing at airport

Sakis as posted by his owners on Facebook

The Animal Party on Saturday called for a thorough investigation by the airline responsible for losing a cat, Sakis, belonging to one of its passengers while it was being transferred to an aircraft at Larnaca.

A call for help in locating the cat was posted on social media by the owners of Sakis, who they said weighs 6kg and has six fingers on its front paws.

According to the Animal Party, the likely scenario is that while the cat was being transferred by trolley to the aircraft, its cage fell and broke open, allowing the cat to escape.

“We request that a thorough investigation takes place by the company that it becomes clear where and what went wrong,” the party said.

The party added that it is expecting Hermes Airports and the company involved to provide explanations for the incident and to promptly inform the owners of the lost cat of developments if any.

Animal Party president Kyriakos Kyriakou told the Cyprus Mail that next week he will be conducting an impromptu observation of the procedures followed at Larnaca airport in the transfer of pets.

After a four-month-old kitten, Tiny, was crushed to death on a conveyor belt at Larnaca airport in July, the Animal Party called on the government and the airports to increase safety measures during the transport of pets.



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