Newberg woman's cat returns after woman caught on camera taking it

Woman seen on camera taking cat from Newberg yard

NEWBERG, Ore. – A Newberg woman has her cat back after a video she shared of a woman taking it went viral.

The cat, named Sevi, was found outside Elizabeth Sides' home Thursday morning. She didn't know if Sevi was returned or the cat found her way back.

Elizabeth Sides posted an update on Facebook and said Sevi looked "a little confused" but is now resting peacefully.

Sides rents property in Newberg from Marli Lintner and takes care of Sevi, who is Lintner's cat of four years.

Sevi disappeared last Thursday. Sides thought a coyote snatched the cat and she turned to her surveillance video for closure. She was shocked when she saw a woman neither Sides nor Lintner knew taking the cat. 

"We just want our baby girl back. I can't stop crying," Sides wrote.

"I’ve seen the video over and over again and I’m still stunned. I can’t understand why someone would come and steal my cat," Lintner said. 

The video shows a woman pull up to Sides’ home in a dark four-door sedan, grab the cat from the front yard (seen at the 1-minute mark), put her in the car and drive away. Watch the video

"Who does that? It gave me hope that she wasn't attacked, but she needs to be home," said Sides. "What this woman did was wrong. Sevi doesn't know anything but this area. This is her world. It was wrong of her to take her."

Lintner had a message for the woman who took the cat. 

"Maybe you thought that she's just a barn cat. But she's not. She's very well taken care of. She's really well loved. Everybody, even the horses, miss her," said Lintner. 

The video has thousands of shares and has been viewed tens of thousands of times.

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