Beaverton klepto-cat attracts worldwide attention

Washington County

Owner Kate Felmet put up a sign telling people to come get their stolen items

BEAVERTON, Ore. (KOIN) — Over the past few months, Kate Felmet noticed her cat Esme really ramped up the number of masks, cloth and gloves she’s taking from a nearby park and some neighbor’s garages.

So many, in fact, Felmet made a sign letting the neighborhood know her cat is a thief and people should come by to take back what Esme stole.

“As soon as I put the sign up, she went for a week of not bringing me anything. I had the impression she was a little mad about it,” Felmet said. “People come by and mostly take pictures, but we had the school bus drive by and take a few pairs of gloves. I’ve been thinking about making another sign that says take a pair of gloves if you want ’em.”

Esme announces her thievery, Felmet said.

“When she brings them, she comes to the backdoor and yowls, like ‘Wooooar!’ till I come and tell her she’s done a good job.”

Felmet said she’s seen the articles around the world that she’s shaming Esme with the sign. But she doesn’t think the cat’s ashamed. In fact, she thinks Esme is proud of everything she’s collected.

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