Woman Blames TSA After Cat Runs Off At Philly Airport - Fox 2 News Headlines

Woman Blames TSA After Cat Runs Off At Philly Airport

Posted: Updated:
PHILADELPHIA -

Sharon Wohlnuth is on a mission. She's passing out flyers to ticket agents and passengers at Philadelphia International Airport.

"I hope she finds her," says Martha Rudolph, a traveler.

Wohlnuth is hoping someone will find August the cat. The ten-month-old cat belongs to her niece Maya Joslow.

We talked to Maya via Skype from her home in Portland, Oregon.

"Very angry. Felt like I wanted to explode," says Joslow. Maya's anger stems from what she calls a lack of immediate help from a TSA agent when August bolted from her arms down the escalator.

"If she couldn't keep her post for her to get me immediate assistance, call a manager, put an announcement out over intercom," says Joslow.

But a TSA spokeswoman says a supervisor did immediately run down the escalator with Maya, where they found the cat hiding in a bathroom. But by the time he went back up the escalator to get the cat's carrier and then came back down, August had clawed Maya's arms and ran away.

"I've had a pit in my stomach," says Joslow. "I keep replaying the scenario over and over again. What if I had thought to have a harness."

Despite her frustration, Maya applauded the Philadelphia International Airport staff for later helping her search for August while traveling through the airport on Monday.

A message was even posted on the visual paging system, alerting passengers to be on the lookout for her cat.

Now she's just hoping the flyers help bring little august home. Maya says August was a gift from her brother after their weekend reunion at LBI.

"He was my first cat, a gift from my brother. So a connection to my family back home," says Maya.

The cat was last seen in the US Airways terminal. The family is offering a $250 reward to anyone who finds it.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Geno's Holds Fundraiser For Paralyzed Man

    Geno's Holds Fundraiser For Paralyzed Man

    Sunday, September 14 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-09-15 03:25:33 GMT
    A  man on the way to his job in 2012 was involved in an automobile accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. The accident changed his life forever, but he says that he plans on overcoming the challenges that he now faces.
    A  man on the way to his job in 2012 was involved in an automobile accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. The accident changed his life forever, but he says that he plans on overcoming the challenges that he now faces.
  • Police: Gay Couple Beaten In Center City

    Police: Gay Couple Beaten In Center City

    Sunday, September 14 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-09-15 02:32:24 GMT
    Investigators say a gay couple was walking in Center City when they were stopped by a group of people and brutally beaten on the corner of 16th and Chancellor. Both of the victims are now recovering from nasty injuries.Friends and witnesses say there is no question the men were targeted because they are gay."They shattered his cheek bones on both sides and his jaw,” said friend of the victims Caryn Kunkle.Caryn describes the injuries to her two dear friends who FOX 29 is not identifying.The c...
    Investigators say a gay couple was walking in Center City when they were stopped by a group of people and brutally beaten on the corner of 16th and Chancellor. Both of the victims are now recovering from nasty injuries.Friends and witnesses say there is no question the men were targeted because they are gay."They shattered his cheek bones on both sides and his jaw,” said friend of the victims Caryn Kunkle.Caryn describes the injuries to her two dear friends who FOX 29 is not identifying.The c...
  • Authorities Continue To Investigate State Police Barracks Shooting

    Authorities Continue To Investigate State Police Barracks Shooting

    Sunday, September 14 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-09-15 02:14:19 GMT

    State police say one trooper is dead and another is injured after a shooting at a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania. 

    State police say one trooper is dead and another is injured after a shooting at a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania. 

Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices