INDIANAPOLIS — A local animal welfare group is asking for the public's help to find a kitten that was stolen from a pet store in Indianapolis last week.
Johnson County Community Cats says the little calico, named Riesling, was taken from Pet Supplies Plus on County Line Road near Emerson Avenue sometime Friday evening. A police report was filed Friday evening with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.
"We have had Riesling since she was a small kitten. We worked for hours trying to get her, her siblings, and mom caught. We spent weeks socializing her and her siblings because they were all feral. We have loved and cared for Riesling so long and can't believe someone would just take her and walk out a door with her," the group posted on social media.
JCCC says they believe Riesling was taken from the pet store sometime between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday evening, although it could have been earlier in the day. She was last seen by a member of the group around 11 a.m.
"We are shocked, devastated, and worried about our girl. It's our job to protect her and find her an amazing home and we can't do either of those things for her.
She's not "just a cat" she's one of our babies and we want her back with us," they said.
If you see Riesling online or know someone who has recently obtained a kitten that looks like her contact IMPD or JCCC at 317-914-4211 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The group is offering a reward for her safe return and they are also accepting donations for the reward fund to find Riesling.