Updated: Missing Cat Found Deceased; Carjacking Did Not Happen

September 20, 2022

Update: We are told by the Friends of the Escambia County Animal Shelter that Slinky the cat has been found deceased, and there was never a carjacking as first reported by the group.

Monday night, the Friends group told us that foster kitty “Slinky” was believed to be inside a vehicle carjacked Sunday night at a convenience store at Nine Mile Road at Pine Forest Road.

Tuesday afternoon, Friends of the Escambia County Animal Shelter said the individual was not carjacked but appears to have suffered a medical emergency. Friends President Kim Rainer said the vehicle was located Tuesday across the intersection in the Publix parking lot with Slinky deceased inside.

“Slinky came in as a stray in late July. She was shy and a little fearful, so the shelter put her with an experienced foster to help her come out of her shell,” Rainer told NorthEscambia.com.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday afternoon that it did not appear that they responded to a carjacking in the area on Sunday and are not investigating. An Escambia County spokesperson was researching the incident. Check back for further updates.

Pictured: Foster kitty “Slinky”. Photos for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.


4 Responses to “Updated: Missing Cat Found Deceased; Carjacking Did Not Happen”

  1. K. in Cantonment on September 21st, 2022 8:58 am

    This is such a sad story, RIP Slinky

  2. Thoughts go to the volunteer & foster kitty “Slinky on September 20th, 2022 11:21 pm

    I just want to say to the foster volunteer how I am praying for you. So sorry that this happened and hope you are well. Thank you for taking care of the MANY wonderful animals that find themselves hungry, scared, and homeless. I see such an abundant need all over the city and county. Thank you to ALL the animal rescues and volunteers! You are amazing individuals and so kind.

  3. William Reynolds on September 20th, 2022 5:30 pm

    “Why did North Escambia delete all the comments from this morning from 5 different people nothing bad was said?”

    Different story. This is an updated story.

  4. C on September 20th, 2022 4:49 pm

    Why did North Escambia delete all the comments from this morning from 5 different people nothing bad was said?

Have a comment on this story?

We welcome your comments on this story, but there are some rules to follow::

(1) Be Nice. No comments that slander another, no racism, no sexism, no personal attacks.

(2) No Harrassing Comments. If someone says something bad about you, don't respond. That's childish.

(3) No Libel. That's saying something is not true about someone. Don't do it.

(4) Keep it clean. Nothing vulgar, obscene or sexually related. No profanity or obvious substitutions. Period.

(5) NorthEscambia.com reserves the right to remove any comments that violate our rules or we think to be inappropriate. We are not responsible for what is posted. Comments may not appear right away until they are approved by a moderator.

(6) Limit your comments to the subject in this story only, and limit comments to 300 words or less. Do not post copyrighted material. Comments will not be added to stories that are over 30 days old.

(7) No posts may advertise a commercial business or political group, or link to another commercial web site or political site of any kind.