SB Animal Control officer attempts to return cat to owner after house fire

An attempt to save a cat and reunite the pet with its owner has been squashed because of neighborhood thieves.

On March 1st a family lost all of their belongings in a fire on Dubail Street.

The house was divided into rental units. Three people did manage to escape but three small dogs died.

A woman living at the house asked Animal Control to look for her cat after losing everything.

South Bend Animal Control Officer, Brad Braydon, has been volunteering his time to try and save the cat. He set out his own trap but recently someone stole the trap.

He is asking the person put the cage back so he can return the cat to the owner. He posted a note explaining the situation, hoping the thieve would understand and return the cage.

“I just want to help her. She's pretty distraught,” says Braydon. “It's the only thing she has left. Her babies or her animals... That's all she's got. That's the last thing, she's got.”

Braydon says he will pay for the cat’s veterinarian care. He is asking the trap simply be returned to the area by the house.

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