Animal Rescue Sues To Get Cat Back After Violating Contract

Credit: Pamela Howard

(Credit:Pamela Howard)

SALEM, MA (WBZ-AM) —It's a complicated dispute:

An animal lover who has rescued and found a home for some three thousand cats, and cares very deeply about their welfare post-adoption.  

Tara Kawczynski is furious that a Salem woman who adopted "Muse" the cat let him in her backyard on a leash, despite signing a contract saying muse would always be indoors.

Pamela Howard wants to provide muse's forever home, and she has spent $3,000 defending herself from a lawsuit from Kawczynski seeking the cat back.  

Howard says Kawczynski over-reacted to a video of muse rolling in the sun outside, and could not be reasoned with.

And then there's the attorney Kawczynski hired in this emotional custody battle.  He says his client has an airtight contract.

But should drop the matter all the same.

WEB EXTRA AUDIO: WBZ NewsRadio's Kendall Buhl (@KBuhlWBZ) spoke to all three parties separately listen to each interview below.

WEB EXTRA AUDIO: Tara Kawczynski of The Odd Cat Sanctuary Whose Suing To Get Muse The Cat Back.

WEB EXTRA AUDIO: Pamela Howard, Owner of Muse, who says she's spent nearly $3,000 in legal fees.

WEB EXTRA AUDIO: Jeremy Cohn, Animal Lawyer representing Tara Kawczynski of The Odd Cat Sanctuary says while the terms were violated says there's got to be a give an take in this matter.

WBZ NewsRadio's Kendall Buhl (@KBuhlWBZ) reports.

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