West Sacramento, CA asked in Animal / Dog Law and Child Custody for California

Q: my former roommates stole 2/3 of my cats while I was not home. what do I do?

on all of the cats microchipping, vaccinations, neuter, I am the owner listed, not them. the day I came to move my things out of the home, they took the cats before I could do anything even though they are not the owners. no written agreement about what happens to the cats when one of us moves out. they are trying to say they are the owners and they have paperwork for that but I can provide documents that I received straight from the vet from 3 days ago.

1 Lawyer Answer
William John Light
William John Light
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Call the police. Sue in Small claims Court.

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