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Florida Couple Attempts to Smuggle Cat in Checked Luggage

Florida Couple Attempts to Smuggle Cat in Checked Luggage
Ryan Boyd

A young couple from Tampa, Florida who attempted to smuggle a six-year-old cat named Slim within checked baggage at Erie International Airport (ERI) have been charged with animal cruelty after sneaking their cat into their checked baggage.

“Twenty-eight years I’ve been here. I’ve seen some unique things. I’ve been involved in plenty of unique things. This is a first,” said Ian Bogle, director of public safety at ERI.

Slim the cat is currently at a cat shelter in Erie.

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  1. Lakeviewsteve

    January 11, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    This is disgusting to hear. They shouldn’t have the privilege of having a pet.

  2. dvs7310

    January 11, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    It’s a domestic flight, why would you even bother? Quite stupid.

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