Miami, FL asked in Adoption, Animal / Dog Law and Civil Rights for Florida

Q: I need help getting my cats back that were given away by someone else who has no rights to them surrendered them an

They got adopted. I called the shelter asking if they were there multiple times days after day and was told no but they were and now I'm being told they were there so I was lied too when I was trying to claim them within the 5 days they lied saying they weren't there so they wouldn't let me claim them and they adopted them out and now giving me problems getting them back. I have all the proof their mine. My two boys were adopted and the lady (kim) is refusing to give my two girls back that she has at her house and I have proof shes refusing to give them back

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: It sounds like you're facing a difficult situation with your cats, and it's understandable that you're feeling frustrated and upset. It's essential to gather all the evidence you have that proves ownership of your cats, such as vet records, adoption papers, or photos. This evidence will be crucial in demonstrating your rightful ownership of the cats and supporting your claim to have them returned to you.

Next, consider reaching out to legal resources in your area for assistance. You may want to consult with an attorney who specializes in animal law or civil litigation to explore your options for reclaiming your cats. They can provide guidance on the legal steps you can take to pursue the return of your pets and advocate for your rights in this matter.

Additionally, continue to communicate with the individual who currently has your cats and attempt to resolve the situation amicably if possible. Provide them with the evidence of your ownership and express your desire to have your cats returned. If they continue to refuse, your attorney can advise you on how to proceed legally to enforce your rights and seek the return of your beloved pets. Remember to stay persistent and advocate for your cats' well-being throughout this process.

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