Eugene, OR asked in Libel & Slander, Family Law and Animal / Dog Law for Oregon

Q: I need to know how to get my stolen cat returned. Unfortunately, it’s not taken as seriously as, say, a car.

She was stolen by my ex just to hurt me. She’s filed false papers claiming my cat is her “companion cat”. I have all the proof & witnesses to support the truth in this matter.

2 Lawyer Answers
Jennie Lynn Clark
Jennie Lynn Clark
Answered
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: You might want to consider small claims court in light of the fact that most attorneys charge $300-$400 per hour. You cannot have an attorney in small claims court. If you obtain a judicial order for in junctive relief for the return of the cat, she would be in contempt of court if she does not return the cat. However, I do not know if a court would enforce a contempt charge under these circumstances. I am sorry about your cat. I am sure your cat misses you.

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Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
Answered
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: If he will not voluntarily return the cat, you will likely have to file a civil lawsuit in your local County Circuit Court asking a Judge to order the return of the cat.

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