Giant Ashera cat dies in custody


Way back in January 2008 we wrote a story about Shin-Chan, a giant Ashera cat (pic) that had been caged up at Schiphol Airport and not allowed to enter the country. The cat had been bought by a couple from Eindhoven for EUR 14,695 (US$22,000) from Lifestyle Pets in the United States.

According to, owner Jeffrey Borrenberg told newspaper De Telegraaf he had never been allowed to know where the cat was and if it was being cared for properly. “This is what we were always afraid would happen,” he said. “Don’t tell me this is not an easy way to get rid of a difficult problem.”

The cat has been in custody for almost two years and just died.


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