Kitten stolen from adoption center in DC

D.C. police said a 3-month-old kitten was stolen by a person from the Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League Adoption Center over the weekend.

According to police, the suspect entered the adoption center located in the 1200 block of New York Avenue in Northeast D.C. at around 5:40 p.m. with two children asking to see cats. The suspect got to see a brown female tabby kitten named Princess Jazzy. While the staff was assisting other customers, the suspect walked out with the kitten and fled the area.

"It is hard to believe that someone would commit such a crime," said Scott Giacoppo, chief community welfare officer for the Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League. "In addition to breaking the law, they have put this kitten's health in jeopardy by circumventing our easy adoption process, and denying the kitten needed medical care."

A $1,000 reward is being offered by WHS/WARL for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible. Anyone with information about the kitten is asked to call 202-576-6664.