Lincolnwood, IL asked in Criminal Law, Animal / Dog Law and Civil Rights for Illinois

Q: I paid $100 for a cat, now the old owner wants it back. She has even called the cops to my place, what should I do?

Found an add on Craigslist for a cat, the person contacted me and we met up she gave us the cat than we gave her $100 for the cat. She was also abusing the cat and force feeding it with a turkey baster, I doubt it has every been to the vet with all the isssues she has and we have put over $200+ just getting her better.

1 Lawyer Answer
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Bolingbrook, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: If you have a receipt, show that receipt to the police and tell them that the cat is yours. If you do not have a receipt, hopefully there was an independent witness with you when you purchased the cat. If so, have that witness speak to the police and tell them that you purchased the cat. If not, you could try telling the police that you purchased the cat but if they do not believe you, you might be charged with a crime and/or the cat might be taken away from you.

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