The ongoing saga of the Verdugo Pet Shop has taken another turn after passersby have noticed that cats are living and possibly trapped inside the shuttered Highland Park shop. Julie Hilden from Los Feliz went to the York Boulevard Store, which has been closed following the illness and death of its longtime owner, today after reading about the trapped cats. Here, via email, is what she found:
We saw at least one cat, maybe two (It’s hard to see through the very dirty window and the cat(s) are huddled in the back). We also went to the parking lot in back and the door there is locked, so we do believe the cat(s) absolutely are trapped in there. People have been putting in cat food and pouring in water through a small hole in the front door. We hope Highland Park residents will keep doing this.