Stolen kitten still missing as police make arrest

An arrest has been made in a stolen kitten investigation but sadly, the animal has not yet been recovered.

Police were notified after the 10-week-old kitten named Crosby was stolen right out of a cage from the Pet Valu at Weber Street and Northfield Drive in Waterloo on Nov. 24.

Almost a week after the incident, police announced that a 58-year-old Waterloo man was arrested and charged with theft under $5,000.

A spokesperson with the Waterloo Regional Police Service confirmed to CityNews Kitchener via e-mail that the kitten was not found.

“Investigating officers are still looking to gather information on the whereabouts of the cat,” read the statement.

The accused in the investigation is set to appear in court in January.

The local cat rescue organization Pet Patrol, which had brought Crosby to the Pet Valu location to be adopted, issued a plea on social media after word of this week’s arrest.

“If you know where Crosby is, if you are hiding Crosby for a friend, if you paid money for him, please come forward and help us to bring him in safely,” read the Facebook post. “You can bring Crosby in to any local vet clinic, any Pet Valu store, or contact us and we will find someone to bring him home.”

The group alleged the kitten may have been sold or is being hidden somewhere. They said there’s concerns for Crosby’s health given his age, size and weak immune system — and due to the changing weather conditions.

Anyone with information on Crosby’s whereabouts is asked to call Waterloo Regional Police at 519-570-9777 or e-mail pet patrol at

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