Friday, June 4, 2010

Help Find Crew Cat Krystyna

Brian, one of the owners of Crew and Wild Pug, has a member of the household missing:  "Sometime on Tuesday my cat got out of my condo in the 5200 block of N. Winthrop. She was last seen in the hallway of the building, but is nowhere to be found now. I rescued her two years ago from our dumpster area at Crew, behind the building. She had been staying there in the winter and was dirty and hungry. Eventually she found a way into our building and we were able to capture her. She has lived with me for over two years and has become a great companion and close friend to my other cat. I had her spayed and declawed. Her name is Krystyna. I named her after the woman I work with who was able to finally coax her into the pet carrier. Uptown may know Krystyna’s work at Crew. She does the flowers out front for our sidewalk café."  If you can help him find feline Krystyna, contact him at 773-860-XXXX.

Update:  One of Brian's neighbors saw Krystyna inside the building he lives in, so while she's still at large, she's indoors and close to home.


  1. I just got great news. My neighbor saw Krystyna in our building. Apparently she is hiding out. At least she isn't wandering outside.

    Thanks to everyone for their positive thoughts and prayers!

  2. Of course she's inside. She's probably terrified. When you declaw a cat you take away its ability to hunt, scavenge, and defend itself. If she doesn't find someone to take care of her quickly, she's screwed.

  3. Glad Krystyna's safely in the building, but I'm with Alina. There's more involved to declawing your cat than simply removing the nail.

    The claw is part of the last bone of the toe, and when you remove it you are really amputating everything up to the first joint--bone, ligaments, tendons. The human equivalent is if you chopped off your fingertips up to the first joint. This can cause emotional trauma, behavioral problems, and lifelong physical pain, as the foot is then put at an unnatural angle. The procedure is actually illegal in a number of countries, including England, Germany, and Australia.

    Not trying to lecture those who have already had their cats declawed, but if you haven't yet and are planning on it, think carefully:


  4. Alina and Watchdog. How dare you lecture me on the care of my pet. I rescued her from a dumpster in the dead of winter. She was certain to die. I love my cat and take great care of her. She goes to the vet regularly and sleeps on my bed every night. Take you agenda somewhere else. BTW She is back home tonight.

  5. "Not trying to lecture those who have already had their cats declawed, but..."

    Isn't that exactly what you just did?

    Kudos to you Crew Man for rescuing that animal.

    "When you declaw a cat you take away its ability to hunt, scavenge, and defend itself."

    Maybe we can hire Cop Watch to follow it around with a camera and make sure nobody messes with it?

  6. Crew Man --
    I'm glad you found your cat! And how nice of you to rescue a pet in need.

    Screw what every one else thinks about declawing your cat. Next thing you know, they're be telling you the food you choose to feed them is poisoning them. People on this website just love to argue. its pathetic.

  7. Crew Man, I'm honestly thrilled that you found Krystyna, and I think it's great that you rescued a stray. I rescued my cat almost eight years ago, and he's been a good friend and companion. I know you've done what you thought was best for the cat, and that's great.

    I didn't post what I did to be accusatory or argumentative, and I'm sorry if it came across that way. But I stand by my statement that declawing is bad for cats, and I hope next time you rescue or adopt a cat, you'll maybe think twice before having it done again.

  8. Aaaand, the debate on declawing should go to the UU Forum if people want to continue it. We're glad for Crew Man that Krystyna is home.