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It is 猫に逃げられた, which expresses the fact that the speaker has suffered some damage from the event. 私は can be placed at the beginning but it is not essential. Native speakers would omit it over 95% of the time. 猫が逃げられた makes no sense whatsoever. However, something like 猫がネズミに逃げられた。 makes sense. The cat is the one that suffered damage from letting the ...
The latter, passive. cf. やられた！
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