SLO good Samaritan returns Maulks the cat

October 14, 2020


Maulks the cat was reunited with her owner today, after a good Samaritan spotted the cat walking on a fence in downtown San Luis Obispo.

The good Samaritan picked up Maulks and took him home. She then contacted Kelly Anderson, who had previously given her a flier, and invited her to pick up her cat.

Anderson and the cat are back at home. She plans to keep Maulks inside until she can get him chipped and acclimated.

In late August, Anderson’s 13-year-old three-legged cat failed to come home. She placed missing cat signs around town and posted a plea on Nextdoor for neighbors to help her find Maulks.

Last Saturday, SLO City Council candidate James Papp said he knew where the cat was, but refused to disclose the location, igniting public outrage. Papp argued that it is not reasonable to let cats wander, and that if she loved the cat, she would keep it indoors.

Maulks, however, has always lived as an indoor and outdoor cat, often wandering around its downtown neighborhood.

“I feel relieved this is over and I have my cat back,” Anderson said. “Even though this caused a big storm, he was returned.”

Uncle Jack

If I were to bet, all my money would say James Papp had the cat all along. Perhaps the heat was getting to strong… so he let the cat go. ???


She shouldn’t just stop at getting Maulks chipped, she should put a GPS collar on him with a camera!


That couch looks nice, my cats are jealous.


Anyone who lets their cat outside without it being microchipped is a negligent pet owner


Fantastic, Back home where he belongs! Maybe the peer pressure finally got to him and he opened the door.


Papps I mean…


No Papp peer pressure at all. Someone who hates Papp as much as I do grabbed him off a fence and brought him home. My cats give me great comfort and effective rodent control. Papp does neither. Nor does he guarantee complete veterinary care for life.


This is great news! Thanks CCN for covering the story. Welcome home Maulks! I have 3 cats and know the feeling when one goes missing for even 1 or 2 days.

Now, as far as this James Papp is concerned? I’d like to take him to the wood shed and beat the crap out of him. What a Fu**ing JERK that guy is!


Wow, CCN never lets me say this, though that’s what I feel too. Papp is off in his own world. An interesting guest on Congalton’s show, Congalton had to step back and say “Wow”, for an hour and a half on this one. At least Kelly’s neighbors, like mine, now know who the cat is and can hopefully help protect it because Papp and the thief are unrepentant and there is no reason to believe they won’t take the cat again.

Kathie Walker

Thank goodness! Thank you, Dave Congalton, for featuring this story on your show. So glad that the person holding him had second thoughts, let him out, and he was reunited with Kelly!


Papp showed who he really is. Hopefully it will earn him a NO vote.


So, Mr.Papp, do you think people will forget this story come election day?