Saying goodbye to Pirate Cat, 'Mayor of the Monon'

UPDATE: Money donated to PC's care has been sent to FACE Low Cost Spay-Neuter Clinic in Indianapolis.

Our popular Northside feline went missing Friday and was found far from home and in bad shape. His Humans had to make a tough decision to let him go. Here is their Facebook post:

It is with a heavy heart that we (his humans) have to announce the passing of a legend. While some of you may disagree with our decision, we ask that you keep your peace during these difficult times.

Pirate Cat was with us for too short a time. He did what he wanted when he wanted until the end though. He came to us from FACE by jumping on our shoulder and proclaiming his originality and uniqueness. He turned some cat haters into lovers and even some dogs into cat lovers.

He was known to roam the high seas between Carmel and Indianapolis, not recognizing the need for borders. His love of laying in the sun at the 96th street Monon stop is well known and that’s where most of you met him. I’m sure without your continued love and chin scratches, he would have found another place to be. He could have just as easily gone south or east or west but kept going back to where his fans were. He wanted see and be seen by you all.

I’m sure you all remember his most famous act which was being arrested by Indiana State Police one afternoon for simply making a couple’s dogs upset and having them bark at him. He’s been taken to the pound, multiple people’s houses, a few vets and at least one humane society. He’s also been arrested by police a few other times...that we know of.

After his diagnosis with kidney issues, the outpouring of help and suggestions was amazing to behold. People taking water to him on hot days and keeping an eye out for him for us was always impressive to our household. We can’t thank you all enough for your generosity, support and love for PC. We wanted to specially thank Nora Veterinary Hospital on 91st as they’ve been our go to for PC’s ailments and upkeep and made him comfortable at the end.

PC's ashes will be spread on the Monon Trail.

Thank you all for being a part of his life and we wanted to let you know that when the travel ban is lifted, we’ll let everyone know when we’ll have a memorial service to PC at the Monon on 96th where we’ll spread his ashes where he wanted to spend the most of his time.

Please understand if we’re not very active over the next few days/weeks on the page.

Just remember that he’ll be sailing the high seas all the time now with barrels of rum, plenty of wenches and not a cloud in the sky. Just the way he wanted it.

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