By Megan Matteucci
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Megan Matteucci, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fauniel Kliemt, 86, is charged with stealing a cat. The Roswell woman says the cat, Shatzie, was a stray.
A Fulton County judge will decide who gets to keep the long-haired, blue-eyed cat.
Fauniel Kliemt, 86, was arraigned Tuesday in State Court on a charge of theft of lost or mislaid property, a misdemeanor. She pleaded not guilty.
The alleged cat-napping dates back to 2007 when Kliemt’s neighbor gave her the cat, who she named Shatzie.
“The cat was a stray. She had been going to my next door’s neighbor and he didn’t want her,” Kliemt said Tuesday. “I had just lost my husband and I opened the door, and she came in.”
Kliemt, who was recently widowed, fell in love with the cat. She took the cat to the veterinarian, where she got her shots and spayed.
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