Branchville, NJ asked in Animal / Dog Law and Elder Law for New Jersey

Q: What's the legal cause I can take a cat away from someone not capable of caring for him?

My mom has been helping a woman with Parkinson's. She has a dog and a cat. She was hospitalized for 10 days and the pets stayed with us at our house. She left the hospital AMA today and went back to her (disgusting) apartment and we had to give her the pets back. I want to find a reason I can take the cat from her. She can not care for them, but the dog has behavioral issues and attacks other animals and occationally people. The cat has been bitten by the dog badly in the past. This cat is so sweet and he deserves so much better. She can't take care of herself at all and she should be forced into a nursing home. We are trying to organize that, but until then I want the cat to be safe and taken care of. Help.

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H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
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  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: You can contact the local SPCA office, but it also may get her in trouble and animals are great for people recovering from medical problems.

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