Pet snafu lands Long Island hotel in lawsuit

The case demonstrates the dangers of operating a “pet friendly” property

New York /
Nov.November 08, 2014 12:00 PM

In recent years, many residential buildings and hotels across New York City have gone “pet friendly.” But pampering a guest or resident’s furry friend can also be a huge liability. Take the Marriott Residence Inn in Islip, Long Island, which has landed in a lawsuit after misplacing a kitty.

The owners of a cat named Cotton are suing the Long Island hotel after the hotel manager lost their beloved pet in her boyfriend’s wall, according to the New York Post.

Jeffrey Johnson and his wife, Shoshanah, stayed at the hotel before catching a flight to Israel. But Cotton disappeared. They had to leave without their cat, striking a deal with hotel staff to have them ship the cat to Tel Aviv, according to the suit.

Staff found Cotton and the hotel manager brought the cat over to her boyfriend’s place, before it promptly went missing again.

“It has been traumatic. She’s a really special cat,” Johnson told the Post.

The couple wants unspecified damages. [NYP] Christopher Cameron


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Abraham Edgardo Ortega is one of nine people charged in the laundering scheme. (Getty, Department of Justice)
Former Venezuelan oil exec sentenced in $1B money laundering scheme
Former Venezuelan oil exec sentenced in $1B money laundering scheme
(iStock)
Job recovery sputters, but hospitality & leisure add hiring
Job recovery sputters, but hospitality & leisure add hiring
Ron Burkle and Andrew Zobler with The NoMad New York. (Google Maps, Getty)
NoMad Hotel heads back to the auction block
NoMad Hotel heads back to the auction block
Ira Drukier with the Hotel Chelsea (Getty, Patrick McMullan/Getty)
Chelsea Hotel owners sue city for $100M over renovation delays
Chelsea Hotel owners sue city for $100M over renovation delays
RSA's Joseph Strasburg and Judge Lawrence Marks (Getty, Strasburg via Jeffersons Siegel)
Landlord group challenges state eviction ban
Landlord group challenges state eviction ban
RXR Realty's Scott Rechler with 75 Rockefeller Plaza (Getty, David Shankbone/Wikimedia)
RXR Realty serves American Girl with a lawsuit
RXR Realty serves American Girl with a lawsuit
U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich (Senate/Chris Coons, iStock)
Judge strikes down federal eviction ban
Judge strikes down federal eviction ban
Grant Cardone (Getty)
Grant Cardone crushes lawsuit accusing him of misleading real estate investors
Grant Cardone crushes lawsuit accusing him of misleading real estate investors
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...