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Caught on video: Cat stolen from her property near Newberg, Oregon

An Oregon cat was stolen from her property June 22 in Newberg. The entire catnapping was caught on video surveillance.

IMPORTANT CORRECTION: Jurisdiction of the Case for Sevi is Yamhill County Sheriff, Case # 17-1955 and phone # 503 434 6500. Please do not call Newberg Police.

Word has it the vehicle is a 2004-2007 Ford Focus but that hasn’t been confirmed. Elizabeth Sides posted the following on her Facebook wall Monday concerning her cat Sevi, a three-year-old Ragdoll who was stolen from her property June 22.

“Someone drove onto our property and took our kitty. Does anyone know who this person is? We just want our baby girl back. I can’t stop crying. :'( Please everyone in the Newberg and nearby share this. I have filed a report with the Sheriffs Office.”

The video below shows a woman driving onto the property. After looking around she goes up to Sevi, pets her and then picks her up. She looks around again before driving off with the stolen cat.

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Please share this article, especially with friends in the Newberg area. If you recognize the woman or the vehicle, Jurisdiction of the Case for Sevi is Yamhill County Sheriff, Case # 17-1955 and phone is 503 434 6500. Please do not call Newberg Police. Please only call Yamhill County if you have a first-hand credible lead on cat, car or thief.

Elizabeth is posting updates as they become available on her Facebook page. The page won’t embed a link but can be found under elizabeth.sides.18


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Elisa Black-Taylor

Elisa is an experienced cat caretaker and rescuer. She lives in the US. As well as being a professional photographer, Elisa has been a regular contributor to PoC for nine years. See her Facebook page.

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  • I hate that cats are considered property, but there should be laws against stealing property.

    • There are laws against stealing and stealing a cat is the same in law as stealing a car or anything else. Thanks for commenting.

      • That's embarrassing, I know there are laws against theft of property. I meant that the local laws would have to include cats. I don't suppose having law enforcement involved would better the odds of finding the cat. It should, but...
        Anyhow, use whatever potential help available.

        • There are laws in every state against illegal trespass. Meaning you cannot willingly let your property remain on another's property--be it your car that rolled off of your property onto your neighbor's, your shed that got moved during a storm, or even your pet that you willingly allowed to trespass on another's land and refuse to rectify and prevent it from happening again. This gives the trespassed property owner, whose land is being trespassed, every legal right in the world to dispose of your property in any manner that they see fit. You have ZERO rights to use another's property for your own use for any reason. Even the movie/entertainment industry knows this and must even pay all property owners for any images of someone's property that might be used in a movie--but only if the property owner signs an agreement to accept payment for the visual-rights to another's property. Without a written contract the movie-maker must move their stage-set to other scenery where they can get a signed contract to use the view of another's property for their own use.

          Of course, this flies in the face of the psychotic, delusional, uneducated, and wishful-thinking beliefs of many. (You know who you are.)

          • This cat was on her own property. Since animals are considered property and the person who drove the car onto the property was trespassing on said property then stole personal property that person is guilty of theft. Depending on the dollar amount the cat was worth will determine whether it's a misdemeanor or felony.

            You really need to get some help because you aren't even commenting on the topic in the article.

          • That's his style! He always does that. He's like a stuck long playing vinyl record. God he's boring.

          • It's not that he's boring. It's that he brings up things that are totally off the topic and he's more likely than not WRONG!

          • T. Gibbs, you are completely incorrect on this. The law of trespass does not in any way relate to cats. And also, the law of trespass is not a criminal matter. It is a civil matter. The only way you can deal with a cat going on to another person's property is to sue in the tort of nuisance and such proceedings would normally fail. Also you cannot dispose a cat if it is on your property without permission. You are talking pure rubbish or living in a country with no animal welfare rights such as China. Are you Chinese?

            Could you please produce to me, chapter and verse, the law which states that a cat trespassing on another person's property breaks the law?

  • Sadly no, I'm not kidding. There is no law against taking cats in Oregon. Only dogs. I was told by the police that my only option against our stolen kittens was to sue the people who took them.

  • Please check meow village. They stole my mother's cats. The police were no use. Its legal to steal cats in Oregon.

    • Thankt Melody. I presume you are kidding about it being legal to steal cats in Oregon!

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