Cat Returns to Original Order

2/10/12 – A state appeals court ruled Thursday that a pet cat belongs to a Dodge County man – and not the ex-girlfriend he broke up with. The Fourth District Appellate Court granted custody of Dexter the cat today to Roger Kueffer. The court said Julee Lawler tried to get Dexter back ever since the couple broke up almost three-and-a-half years ago. Records showed that Kueffer kept the cat while the couple kept bickering about it. At one point, the man told Lawler that Dexter died – but she later learned it was not true. Lawler sued in small claims court to get the cat. She failed there, and the appellate court refused to overturn that ruling.