In an unusual shoplifting case, a black kitten named Odessa was stolen from the cat unit at Pet Valu on Monday.
According to a Prince Albert SPCA release, staff members ran after the suspect, but were unsuccessful in their pursuit. City police responded within minutes, but the suspect was gone.
“We are very concerned, because there is a reason we have an adoption application and process, which is to screen out persons we deem would not be good pet owners,” Prince Albert SPCA manager Debbie Lehner said in a release. “We have no idea what may be happening to this kitten.”
The SPCA has a partnership with Pet Valu wherein the pet store houses cats for adoption.
The suspect is described as an aboriginal man in his early 20s, between 5’6 and 5’7, with orange shaggy long wavy hair. He was wearing a black poofy jacket and black jeans.
Those with information on this case are encouraged to contact city police at 953-4222, or make a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers, at 1-800—222- 8477.