Cat Finds Refuge In Brooklyn Public Library
Turns out a cat who went missing for months was just catching up on some reading.
Rosie, a Long Island cat that went missing after stowing away on a fish truck nearly eight months ago, resurfaced this week, after a brief residency in the basement of the Brooklyn Public Library.
Rosie’s owner, Stephanie Villani, said the curious cat sneaked aboard her husband’s fish truck last Memorial Day weekend, hitching a ride to the farmer’s market at Grand Army Plaza where the couple has been selling fish for more than 20 years. When Villani’s husband opened the doors of the truck, Rosie surprised him by leaping out and sprinting into nearby Prospect Park.
The family enlisted the help of friends, coworkers, and customers, tirelessly searching for Rosie and following up on reported sightings around the farmer’s market for months, but to no avail.
That is, until this Monday, when the family got a call from staff at One Love Animal Hospital. Apparently, Rosie was being fed and cared for by staff at the library, who eventually brought her to the hospital for treatment. The hospital got in touch with the Villanis after scanning Rosie’s microchip.