Man's Neighbour Leaves Bizarre Note Threatening To Kidnap Cat Because It Keeps Stealing Food

A man was left a bizarre note by a neighbour threatening to kidnap his cat, because it keeps on stealing food.

Karl Hart was shocked when he found a note on his doorstep, threatening to take his kitty Winston and drop it off at RSPCA shelters around the country if he didn't somehow stop him from eating another cat's food. If you're a cat owner you'll probably be all too familiar with how greedy the little buggers can be, but the anonymous note writer was less than impressed.

According to the note, cheeky Winston had been letting himself into the unnamed neighbour's house in Walney, near Barrow-in-Furness, and tucking into the food left out for their cat.

The author of the note threatened to take the cat to an RSPCA shelter miles away. Credit: Triangle News
The author of the note threatened to take the cat to an RSPCA shelter miles away. Credit: Triangle News

The note read: "I am writing regarding your cat Winston, a grey cat with a bow tie collar. He is a pest. The neighbour says he is your cat?

"He is constantly through our cat flap and eating all our cat's food throughout the day.

"My cat needs to be on a special diet that is expensive, he trashes my kitchen opening cat pouches all over the floor.

"Each time I catch him from now on I will take him to the RSPCA, which will be inconvenient for you as I commute to work, so will be Lancaster, Kendal, Blackpool, Preston and sometimes Scotland.

"So, each time I catch him I will take him to a different one so you will have to pick him up.

"You need to maybe get him a cat flap, so he isn't locked out all day or at least feed him now and again. This is neglect. He is a beautiful boy and if I didn't already have my cat, I would take him in microchipped or not and I wouldn't let him out.

"Please keep him in or at least feed him otherwise travelling around the country with him is my next step with him.

"My cat needs his diet regulating and your cat keeps eating it all. Thank you."


Sharing the bizarre note on Facebook, Karl wrote: "To the anonymous lady in the vicinity of Verdun Avenue, Walney threatening to abduct my cat...

"Firstly; let me assure you that I do appreciate your frustration with Winston coming into your house and eating your cat's food.

"I too find other cats entering my house through the cat flap that is present and eating the food that is here.

"I however see it as an acceptable hazard of allowing my cat to come and go as he pleases.

Winston the cat has allegedly been letting himself into another person's house and eating their cat's food. Credit: Triangle News
Winston the cat has allegedly been letting himself into another person's house and eating their cat's food. Credit: Triangle News

"Secondly; please be assured that as I do not follow Winston on his adventures, and he doesn't report back to me on them, the letter you posted through my door was the first I've heard of him freeloading off you.

"In all seriousness, in order to prevent what appears to be your objective of making my life hard by travelling around the country to retrieve my cat (in no way stopping him helping himself to your cats food once he's home and exploring again) I would like to offer to buy you a new cat flap that only your cat can access.

"Please get in touch with me to organise a rational solution to this issue.

"Also, if you happen to be friends with the lady please pass this message along."

Featured Image Credit: Triangle News

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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