Fletcher Pickles, beloved Hotel Tango cat, dies in freak accident

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Most everyone who has visited Hotel Tango knows Fletcher Pickles. The beloved cat has been a fixture at the distillery since it opened in Fletcher Place in 2014.

Hotel Tango announced some sad news about the cat on Monday. Fletcher passed away in a freak accident on Sunday. He was sitting at one of his favorite spots on the roof when he lost his footing. He passed away from injuries sustained in the fall.

“Fletcher was tremendously special to all of us at Hotel Tango. He made us smile every day with his antics and big personality. We know he had the same impact on our guests, and we want to thank everyone who has ever visited Hotel Tango just to see our little guy,” the business wrote on their Facebook page.

Hotel Tango staff held a private memorial in his honor on Monday. They will have a memorial book available for guests to share their favorite memories of Fletcher.

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We can’t believe we’re posting this. With heavy hearts, the Hotel Tango family announces the passing of our beloved friend and distillery cat, Fletcher Pickles. One of Fletcher's favorite spots was Hotel Tango's roof. On Sunday, January 28th, Fletcher was sitting on his favorite corner of the roof, overlooking his kingdom. In a freak accident, he lost his footing and passed away from the injuries sustained. We will have a memorial book available for guests to share their favorite Fletcher memories. Additionally, we are planning a give-back this week to donate to a local animal shelter or organization in Fletcher's name. We will announce those details as they become available. Fletcher was tremendously special to all of us at Hotel Tango. He made us smile every day with his antics and big personality. We know he had the same impact on our guests, and we want to thank everyone who has ever visited Hotel Tango just to see our little guy. Hotel Tango staff had a private ceremony to honor Fletcher this morning. We look forward to sharing Fletcher stories and toasting to his memory with you this week. Special thanks to Aaron Ochoa and Kylie Little for their work on Fletcher's memorial. We need some time to process and consider the future of Fletcher’s social media accounts. Thank you so much for following our special guy. We know he had fans all over the world, and we are so grateful for that. If you didn’t get to meet him in person, please know he had more personality in a single whisker than most cats have in their entire frames. To all who met him and loved him: Thank you. He loved you too.

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