"It's really sad and appalling how these animals are treated - worse than luggage," Felix's mom, yoga teacher Jennifer Stewart, told The National.
Felix isn't the first feline to go M.I.A. at JFK. In 2011, a handsome cat named Jack dashed from his damaged kennel when a clerk dropped it. He didn't even make it on board his American Airlines flight to San Francisco.
The beloved cat was missing at Kennedy for 61 days before falling through the ceiling in a Customs & Border Control office, weak and wounded. Sadly, Jack had to be euthanized shortly thereafter.
The nonprofit "Where Is Jack?" was founded by Jack's mom, Mary Beth Melchior, to make commercial flights safer for pets, in both policy and personal practice.