Austin, TX asked in Personal Injury and Animal / Dog Law for Texas

Q: Yes, I can prove the city worker did NOT have my Consent or permission to neuter my cat! What are my Options?

The city worker asked if They could place traps to locate a missing orange cat! I gave her permission to do so nothing else! Instead, the city worker traps my cat and has my cat neutered without my consent or permission! I also have the city worker on Surveillance Admitting that they did it.

1 Lawyer Answer
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
  • Frisco, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Assuming you can overcome any official immunity defense and timely assert a claim against the City, you may be able to recover any diminution in value of your cat as a result of him being neutered. For example, if you could have sold the cat unneutered for $500, but neutered he can only be sold for $50, you may be able to recover the difference of $450.

Of course the fair market value of your cat depends on many factors such as whether he is purebred or has any special training.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.