Kitty drops in on courtroom
WITH stern magistrates and businesslike legal eagles going about their business of applying law and order, the courtroom is certainly not a place to pussyfoot around.
Jam-packed daily court rolls demand meticulous time management, and any form of interruption is severely frowned upon, especially by no-nonsense M’lords who will no doubt, bang the gavel furiously when anything threatens the order in court.
But when proceedings at Richards Bay Magistrate’s Court were rudely interrupted by an intruder literally dropping in unannounced by crashing through the ceiling, a little leeway was allowed given the peculiar circumstances.
The surprise visitor turned out to be a tiny grey kitten of about eight weeks old and not a felon attempting a daring escape.
It was quickly ascertained that the kitty was not on the roll for any misdeeds or a public pussy riot (with due apology to the famous female Russian punk rock outfit).
Perhaps it was just a case of feline folly, getting lost on the way to the public gallery.
The kitten, no doubt much more frightened than anyone in the room, was quickly caught and taken to Richards Bay SPCA.
With no injuries from his fairly high fall, the feisty little kitten, now minus one of his nine lives, is up for adoption and looking for a loving home.
He is healthy, has a lovely, friendly personality and would make a wonderful family pet.
Anyone wanting to adopt this little kitten with a big story and possibly some basic legal knowledge, can contact the Richards Bay SPCA on 035 753 2086 or visit him at their premises in Bayview Boulevard, Meerensee.
Strict adoption procedures and a onceoff adoption fee applies.