"I am willing to go to jail and sleep with cockroaches over this because this animal has a right to life," Rebecca Katz said after she stole her employers' cat because they had planned to euthanize it.
A cat called Tigger was stolen by the family's nanny Rebecca Katz after the owners told her about euthanizing the cat due to its behavioral issues. The fifteen-year-old cat was the reason that 'Katz' decided to take the step. “I am willing to go to jail and sleep with cockroaches over this because this animal has a right to life,” the woman told The Post.
Rebecca took care of Julie and Russel Berman's two kids in NewYork when she grew fond of the cat. According to the thirty-three-year-old woman, Julie had threatened to give him needles every other day. Upon her request to adopt Tigger, Bermans refused to give up their pet.
Reportedly, the cat had been suffering from various medical issues related to the stomach.
Before running away with the cat, Rebecca left a note for her employers that said, "I can't let this happen."
"I admitted to everything," she revealed (referring to the note).
“You had no right to take him, bring him back or I’m calling the police.” Julie messaged Katz after reading the note.
Julie kept her word and reported the incident to the police soon, telling them that Tigger was worth $500.
According to the officials, Katz turned herself in due to guilt. The cat was restored and returned to the Bermans. "Police seized the feline from a home in Oceanside and was then returned to the Bermans," NBC News reported. Tigger's owners acknowledged that they had planned to have their pet euthanized as it was living in pain over the recent months.
“At the end of the day, if they have had a change of heart and they are going to get him proper medical care and give him full love, then Tigger has won. If they don’t, well then, society can treat them how they deserve to be treated,” Katz said while talking to the NBC News.