Uptown staff members say goodbye to the coolest cat in city

If AA United Taxi Company in Shelby ever wanted a mascot for their business enterprise,…

If AA United Taxi Company in Shelby ever wanted a mascot for their business enterprise, it almost certainly was not the very little black cat dwelling on their lot. But about the decades the cat, named Blackie by people who understood him, has become as a lot a component of the business enterprise as its taxis.

“There ended up persons who would communicate to him. He wouldn’t permit many individuals contact him, but persons would come up with cans of food items for him. He was rather substantially the community cat,” mentioned Tony Hamrick, a dispatcher at AA United Taxi Corporation.

Blackie was born a tiny about 13 a long time in the past as portion of a litter of feral cats. His mom and all but a person of his siblings, an orange and white tabby, vanished. Blackie and his sibling, however, manufactured their home in the taxi parking whole lot.