A neighbor saw a ghost cat in the window of a house around the corner. Kirsten went back there and talked to the family about bringing him back.
SAN DIEGO – The kitten in Claremont is now in the midst of a bizarre neighborhood controversy. Kistin McKelly found a beautiful Siamese cat for her children in April to help her cope with the epidemic and it seems to be working.
“I love him because he knows and comes to me when I’m sad or stressed,” said 10-year-old Elena.
But in September, Ghost disappeared. Apparently he got out of their house while a plumber was working. Over the next few days, the family searched their neighborhood and put up flyers, but the ghost was gone. Then, on Monday, a neighbor saw a ghost in the window of a house around the corner. Kirsten went there to talk to the family about bringing him back, but the plans didn’t work out.
“It’s like, oh that cat came here like months ago and we’re super attached to it and we’re not going to give it back.”
San Diego police were called, but since Ghost was not picked up from Kirsten’s home, this is more of a civil property issue than a criminal case.
News 8 tried to talk to the family that he is now a kitten. A man inside did not open the door, but shouted from inside, “This is a cat that came to my house and tried to take care of me.” He added that he would deal with all this in court.
Meanwhile, neighbors who heard about the story through the NextDor website rallied outside his home on Tuesday, in the hope that public pressure would persuade him to change his mind. So far, it hasn’t worked.
“They have no compassion for any of them,” Kirstin said. “They say it’s theirs now and they’re looking for it. It looks like we’re in elementary school or something. ”
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