Cat Fight Ended

Last week’s fight between two cat breeders over ownership of a grand champion show cat has been resolved without the judge issuing a ruling.

Pamela Soth, an Oregon-based cat breeder, was suing local veterinarian Dr. Kent Thompson, claiming that she is the rightful owner of Guinevere, a Birman show cat.

Thompson obtained Guinevere from Soth last year in a trade for a male kitten to be named later, and Soth claimed that Thompson hadn’t upheld his end of the deal.

Stark County Common Pleas Judge Taryn L. Heath held a two-day hearing on the case last week.

The judge was expected to rule on the dispute by Friday, but held off.

Heath said Monday that she has been advised that the parties resolved the case and that Guinevere was being given back to Soth. Other terms of the settlement were not available.