Last month, animal lover Steve Rosen offered a reward of $20,000 for his seven missing cats.
Although one of his felines, named Bandit, has since returned unharmed, six remain at large — and to find them, Rosen has raised the reward to a whopping $30,000. He hopes the increase will stir up
He knows this is unusual. "How many people have put up a $20,000 or a $30,000 reward for the return of their cats?" he asks. "It seems so outrageous; that’s why I did it. It's the shock effect. I think it will stir some clues up."
A retired dentist and businessman, Rosen made national news in 2002 for saving 500 black-tailed jackrabbits from woods near Miami International Airport. He began taking cats in as they would show up to his door. "You take one in and another one," he explained. "And then before you know it, you end up with a bunch of cats."
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Currently, he cares for a colony of roughly 30 cats, all of which are microchipped, plus a parrot and a rooster. He created a customized home for them inside a commercial warehouse in Davie, which is the place from which they disappeared.
So far, Rosen's relentless search efforts have cost him
If you have any information about his cats, contact Steve Rosen at 954-309-4845. And don't hold off — he says he won't increase the reward any further.