Can the rescue sue me for rehoming my cat?

////Can the rescue sue me for rehoming my cat?


I am rehoming my cats due to my fiancé’s severe allergy to them. I got one from a local cat rescue and I signed an adoption contract stating if I didn’t want him I would take him back to the shelter. He is bonded to my other cat and have been together for 2 years, I have a family member who would love them and could take them today. Can the rescue sue me for rehoming him?


A lawsuit to try to get adopted animals returned may be brought by a rescue for violations of an adoption agreement. Success will depend in large part on the language of the agreement, including what remedies are included in the agreement for breaches. However, such lawsuits are uncommon, particularly if there is evidence that the animals are getting humane care. Most rescues would not want to see a bonded pair separated. Consider that many people with allergies can live long and happy lives with their animals. Some allergists suggest removing animals but, thankfully, other allergists will offer other suggestions and medicines to help keep the human/animal family together.

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