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Cat missing after Delray Beach pet hotel break-in

Posted at 7:02 AM, Jul 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-28 11:31:54-04

A cat is missing after a pet hotel break-in in Delray Beach this week.

The cat named Sunny escaped Tuesday from the Barkingham Palace after the owners said a man used a shovel to shatter a side door.

Once inside, the thief stole a jar of coins and $27 that was in a cash register.  


The room the man broke into is the one enclosure at the business where cats are left to roam at night, giving Sunny an easy escape.

“You just feel so shook up and violated, it's hard to explain. Just the thought of losing someone's pet was the most traumatic of all,” said Barkingham Palace owner Patricia Maturo.

Sunny's owner did not want to talk about the incident, but the hotel said she's heartbroken.

"We've been in business since 1968, and we've never had anything like this happen before," said Maturo.

Maturo and the pet owner are working together by passing out fliers and searching the area in an effort to find the cat.