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Can I reclaim a kitten I gave away?

Q:

Hi! I have a question. I gave away a kitten, but we miss her so much and we feel like we lost a family member. Can I reclaim her back 3 weeks after we gave her away to someone on Craigslist.
Thank you much!!!

A:

Generally, an individual does not have any legal rights to an animal he/she gave away, unless the agreement stated otherwise. Occasionally, new adopters are willing to return an animal. However, if the new adopter has already bonded with the animal or is concerned that whatever caused the person to give the animal away will happen again, the new adopter would probably be less inclined to return the animal.


Submitted by Anonymous
Answered by Elinor Molbegott

 

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