FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WALA) – Fairhope’s community cat “Fancy” has been returned after a week of disappearance.
Last week, residents noticed that she was gone, and after watching surveillance video, they found that a couple had taken her away. And after this misunderstanding, she received love from everyone in the area.
“Today I saw someone on Facebook saying that Fancy is back. I said our kitten Hannah went missing and now she’s back. That’s how she found out,” says Katie Baggett.
Katie and her daughter Hannah, like several other Fairhope residents, visited Fairhope’s French Quarter on Tuesday to meet a local celebrity.
Fancy is back in place now. And it all started Tuesday morning with a missed phone call.
“I called her back and she said look, we have a cat. We’re sorry. Richard Brunson said it didn’t make sense and we wanted to bring the cat back.
But there’s a problem.
“I said okay, bring her in. We will be happy to meet her. And she said, the trouble was the cat went to Birmingham,” Brunson added.
That’s right. The couple thought Fancy was a stray and took her to Birmingham. A friend here in Mobile saw the story and called them. Original story below.
It would take hours, but Tuesday afternoon, Fancy was returned. Stop worrying for those who haven’t seen her since last week.
“I really think someone is trying to take care of her. I know it’s probably not that anything bad happened to her. But it’s sad, because yesterday I passed the alley, and she wasn’t there,” Jody Harper said.
And after an emotional reunion, Fairhope is happy to have her back.
“I just wanted to thank you for your attention to this. I think that’s one of the reasons why we have her back today because people have mobilized. The power of the media. The power of television to get the job done. Good things accomplished,” said Brunson.
And Fancy was welcomed back to Fairhope by a crowd and a plate of food.
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