First and foremost, I want to say THANK YOU for taking time out of ,(for the most of you, I’m sure), busy day to read my story! My cat, Gracie, was stolen from my family and I the day after Forth of July. While on a short trip to Port Orchard with a friend named Hunter, he decided to ditch us last minute in an effort of robbing us of all of our personal belongings. Unfortunately, we were two hours away from where we had parked our car originally and not only did we leave our phones, money/wallets/purses, toothbrushes, shoes, clothes, electric shaver, hair straightener, make-up, skullkandy ink’d headphones, beats wireless headphones, Nintendo switch console, Nintendo switch games/accessories ….(I could literally keep going) My wife’s friend, or so we thought he was, had this trip all planned out just perfectly to where he would be able to get us to load his truck up with a ton of our belongings that we had not only brought for the trip, but also just bought, allow him to be the driver on the trip and this set the stage for the perfect robbery and unfortunately, it seems like he has gotten away with it…Most importantly, when Hunter had my wife and I run into a grocery store while he got gas, our kitty, Gracie, was still in Hunter’s truck. Long story short, after Hunter left, we didn’t find Gracie or even know what happened to her for 15 days. Hunter repeatedly lied about Gracie’s whereabouts, I believe just for the thrill of seeing the emotional turmoil he was able to cause…First he said he threw her out of his truck at a Fred Meyer in Tacoma, then he killed her, then he had her, left her in front of our house, took her to the humane society…every day it was a new story and I was beginning to lose hope in finding her. I posted on seriously almost every lost and found pet page on Facebook literally all the way from Tacoma, to Port Orchard, Gig Harbor, to Wenatchee and everywhere inbetween, begging the public to keep their eyes peeled. The cops in Gig Harbor where Hunter took off with our belongings and cat seemingly pawned the work off on my local police department, saying that Wenatchee needed to be the ones doing the investigation while Wenatchee was telling me that because the theft occurred in Gig Harbor, they needed to be the ones pursuing this… I’ve been so disappointed at the lack of accountability the police have held this man to…. I began to lose hope in finding Gracie because I couldn’t get police to pursue the case and/or look for Gracie and I also didn’t even really know exactly where she was left. One night I was showing some friends videos of Gracie playing and it was to the point where I was finally starting to get to be able to see videos and pictures of her without just bursting into tears when randomly at around 3 am mind you, someone commented on my post about Gracie missing, telling me that she thinks she might have found Gracie. I couldn’t wait to go pick her up I was so excited and seriously thought it was so crazy how the timing of things worked out, there has got to be a God and thank you God, she’s alive!!! Gracie was clearly emaciated and not in good condition. I got her to a vet the next morning and $500 later, X-rays showed a trauma to her lower back and spinal cord discs. It is not clear exactly what happened, though I have my own thoughts. Gracie also had gastroenteritis and was in extreme pain..so unfortunately with the taking of our belongings and the vet bill, I am not able to pay my rent…I only had $125 to spare after everything was said and done. I still owe $450 and if I don’t get it paid by the 5th, we will be evicted…. Gracie also needs to go back to the vet to get medications refilled and I think a second opinion as her condition hasn’t seemed to have gotten better :( she cries at night from being in pain. If you can help us with anything with our rent or with Gracies vet bills, we greatly will appreciate it more than you’ll ever know and it will save us from being on the street.. my paycheck I had just cashed was left in my duffle bag which was also in the truck the night this happened and now with everything going on we are completely tapped with money:( if you can help us, we want you to know that it will go to good use and we will do our best to also pay it forward!