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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

September 3, 2013 at 6:31 PM

Growling ‘guard cat’ helps foil Oregon break-in

The Associated Press

SILVERTON, Ore. — An Oregon woman says her cat’s growling helped alert her to a man trying to break into her home.

Rose Taylor says she was sleeping early Sunday morning when her cat Addy’s growling woke her. Then the cat, in her owner’s words, “Just flew out of bed.”

The Silverton woman tells KATU-TV she could see a man’s shadow and hear movement at a screen. She figures Addy heard the screen noise first.

Taylor says she jumped out of bed as well, started yelling, turned on a light and called 911. All the noise scared the man away and he was already across the street when she saw him next.

Taylor says police found some fingerprints at her house. She’s getting a new lock for her door and some tuna for her cat.

Silverton is south of Portland.

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