Miska, Most Notorious Tabby Cat in Bellevue, Racks Up Thousands of Dollars in Fines

Posted by Christy Caplan
Tabby Cat

I thought I knew some notorious cats that had spent some time in kitty jail for wandering too far from home or bringing too "many gifts" to my girlfriend at her back door but this indoor/outdoor cat, Miska, is making headlines!

Meet Miska, a ten-year-old cat, that has a very long rap sheet. She lives in King County in Bellevue, outside of Seattle.

The brown tabby has racked up thousands of dollars in fines while allegedly roaming her Bellevue neighborhood. She has a lawyer and has done hard time in 'kitty jail' in King County. 

Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) tell The News Tribune that out of the approximately 20,000 infractions filed over a ten-year period, approximately 50 involved cats, and most of these infractions involved Miska. 

Miska's owner has had enough though and their attorney categorizes the cat as friendly and social.

The News Tribune tells us,

"Owner Anna Danieli has filed a lawsuit against Regional Animal Services of King County, alleging the agency has unfairly targeted the 10-year-old cat as a "vicious," trespassing animal."

The lawsuit asks that RASKC's determination that Miska is "vicious" be voided. Many of Miska's violations have been for trespassing according to the lawyer. Some of her violations are for being a vicious animal at large, according to a partial list of alleged transgressions filed with the lawsuit.

It clearly wouldn't be fair to turn Miska into an indoor cat at this point!

Miska's case is still in limbo and the city's attorneys are reviewing the lawsuit. For more details about the case read this full story in The News Tribune

Don't all cats have predatory behavior? They can't lock her up again!

What should happen to Miska?  Let us know in the comments section below. 

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Miska, Most Notorious Tabby Cat in Bellevue, Racks Up Thousands of Dollars in Fines