Cops in the US have taken the unusual step of banning a cat named “Crazy” from a New York City pet store after he was spotted in the store and tested positive for rabies.
The owner of the cat has since been told he will have to move to a different location, the Daily News reported.
The Cat and Dog Foundation said the ban was necessary because of a lack of information about the species, which is believed to only live in the wild in a population of between 20,000 and 30,000 cats.
“We are shocked and saddened by this situation,” the foundation’s executive director, Amy Larkin, told the newspaper.
“There are a lot of misconceptions about this cat and we have to work hard to dispel these misconceptions.”
The cat, named “Cat,” is seen in a photo from Cat and Dogs Foundation, a charity set up by animal lovers and rescuers.
The charity has been testing cats in New York since 2014.
Cat and dogs are often mistaken for humans because of the feline characteristics and their short, stubby tails.
Cat owners have to keep the animals at home, keep them separated from humans, and do all of the domestic chores around their cat, such as keeping their pets indoors.
But the foundation is warning people that this could change if there is a more accurate data on the cat population.
“If you want to be sure you’re getting a reliable sample, you should definitely keep your cat indoors,” Larkin said.
“But if you’re still having trouble figuring out what is happening in the cat’s life and are afraid to give it a name, just say something like, ‘Curious’ or ‘Cat.'”
The foundation’s founder and CEO, Jessica Egan, has been working on the project since 2012 and said she has seen many people in the community who were afraid to ask the right questions about their cats.
The project was started by the foundation after she found out her cat had been diagnosed with the rare and dangerous disease.
Egan said it is important to have an accurate estimate of the cats population because it could impact the cats health and safety.
“This is why we’re so excited to be partnering with the Cat and Dawgs Foundation to help inform our community about this exciting new way to help people better understand the health status of cats,” Egan told CNN.
“Our goal is to be able to provide a complete picture of the human and domestic cats in the United States and around the world.”