Oh the litigious society. The Times reports on the case of Oliver, a cat that Chavisa Woods, an aspiring poet picked up off the street as a kitten after it was thrown from a car. She then took him in and lived with him for four years before he got out and got readopted through Kitty Kind. Unfortunately, he was readopted by a lawyer... a cruel and litigious lawyer who - long, litigious story short - is refusing to return him to Chavisa. She's got some shame (or possibly justified paranoia) because she's keeping her identity a secret, and wouldn't even talk to the Times to tell her side of the story.
Jen Chung gently urges "Jane Doe" to return the cat to Chavisa.
Even though you can bond with a cat in moments, if you were any kind of cat lover, you'd be sympathetic to the cat's original owner.
But I'll take it further and implore her to warm over the blackened coal of her scroogly heart and do the right thing before she's visited by three ghosts. It might be hard for a lawyer to stop fighting, to stop digging for legal loopholes and justifications, but damnit, do the right thing. It's obvious. If you're a generous and attentive cat lover, think of the home you could provide another cat, who doesn't have a home to return to. Would you not want your cat returned to you if you lost it?