West Germany: Kitty Cornered

Are nine lives enough ?

A lawyer offered his services, a rock group threatened to clobber the prosecutors, and a cat promised to mount a demonstration. Not many prisoners are greeted by such a flood of sympathetic responses. But then few convicts serving life sentences are two years old; fewer still have four legs. Bubu is, in short, no common or garden-variety lawbreaker. A green-eyed tomcat, he was recently found guilty of trespassing on a neighbor's property in the Bavarian town of Passau and sentenced to confinement on his own side of the...

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