Cat Owner in Custody Battle Gets Order of Visitation

If you’ve ever owned a cat, you can no doubt attest to the love and companionship that felines provide. Likewise, the thought of being separated with a furry best friend is near horrifying, as it was for one cat owner. Caught in a custody battle, adpoted cat owner Rae Bees just got an order of visitation from the latest intel reported by Catster.

 

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Allow me to back up for a minute: The drama all started when Bees’ adopted cat named Reggie went missing, only to be recovered by rescue group Feline Friends, who were able to ID the cat as Bees’ due to his implanted microchip. But Feline Friends wouldn’t return the cat to Bees, a Chicago-based artist, as state law mandates that adopted cats remain solely indoors—and they found Reggie outside.

 

Not one to back down, Bees took Feline Friends to court in order to win her cat Reggie back and bring him home safely. Suing the group, Bees asked the judge to name her the legal owner of Reggie. And although the courts are still hearing the case, the judge has ordered Bees one hour of visitation per week as the trial continues.

 

Do you think Bees made a mistake? Should she be allowed custody of Reggie? Let us know your thoughts!

 

 

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Rachel Zoldan

Rachel Jacoby Zoldan is a freelance writer and editor living in New York City with her husband two cats, Gerry and Cookie. (Who are, yes, named after a film about dogs.)