Wow. In before the ping.
Pic of the perp and the evidence... but the cat is totally innocent.
This could all be prevented if people were not too lazy to open & close their doors for their pets at need, instead of cutting a hole in it for them to run loose.
It only takes one mad squirrel; or a possum, coon, or skunk; or an enterprising tyke/teen burglary team to make believers out of them. Or, tragically, one squished cat or dog.
Pets, unless invited & taken elsewhere, belong in the home & yard of their owner, for both their safety, and the safety of the owner’s finances.
Truth is stranger than fiction.
I don’t believe this story. I think this is an attention whore at work and it’s not the moggy.
It doesn’t make sense that a magnetic collar would suck the keys out of cars or doors.
What I think MAY explain it is that a number of neighbors have only one set of keys but two or more people who use them. Maybe one car shared by a husband and wife.
So when they bring the car home, they throw the keys on the floor behind the cat door or doggy door, where the other users can find it.
Kind of like hiding the front door key on top of a window, or inside a flower pot.
Not the best thing to do if burglars are around, but a lot of people do it anyway.
I think kittehs are smarter than than people give them credit for. If they had their own IQ tests, I bet our fur balls would have IQ’s equal to Einstein.
(This post was written with the cat on my lap, btw)