Cat Who Vanished during Home Invasion Burglary is Found

February 18, 2012 |

Kiko cat lost during home invasion burglary is found

On February 3rd, a burglar broke into the home of the York family in Milwaukee, taking electronics, wallets, and even a child’s piggy bank from the child’s room. The front door was propped open with a snow shovel and left that way upon the thief’s departure. That’s when the family lost their most precious possession, a brown tabby named Kiko.

The family enlisted the assistance of their community in finding Kiko who was described as “a tad overweight and built like a tank.” Newspaper and television coverage helped get the word out, and they were rewarded on Thursday, when Kiko was found.

A woman named Rose, who works at Natural Pet, spotted the brown tabby in her backyard. She had seen signs posted about the missing cat and contacted the Yorks who were thrilled to have Kiko back. Kiko seems no worse for wear, but has been sleeping non-stop since his return.


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Karen Nichols is a Pet Industry Influencer, Publisher and Multimedia Designer in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has over 15 years of experience in the Internet Industry as a User Experience Analyst and Interaction Design Consultant. She's blogged professionally for nine years, and is a respected expert in social media, web analytics, online branding and Wordpress design and development. She's a popular speaker at pet industry conferences. In 2013, she won the BlogPaws social media awards for Best Cat Blog and Best video. In 2012, Karen won the Best Blog Design award for She was one of seven finalists in the national Purina Cat Chow Correspondent search in 2010. She has been a spokesperson for Friskies and judge of the 2012 "The Friskies" video contest, and a juror for the Internet Cat Video Festival. Karen is a member of the Cat Writer's Association, Women in the Pet Industry, the IAABC, The Interactive Design Association and the North Bay Multimedia Association.

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  1. Bettina Lemmon says:

    Such wonderful news!

  2. Sweet! I hope she didn’t have too rough a time being out there in the wild for so long…


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