How do I ensure legal custody of my cat?

////How do I ensure legal custody of my cat?


My sister left a cat in my car for what was meant to be only one week, and it has turned into four years. She agreed to pay for the cat's toys, food, and vet bills, etc. After one payment in the first month, she has never taken any interest in the cat or it’s well-being. She has never asked about the cat or even seen it except once, and the cat was very afraid of her. She is currently on drugs and squatting in a local house. To shorten this, she wants the cat back, but she has no way of taking care of the cat. Is there any legal way of taking custody of the cat?


People who believe their animal is being wrongfully withheld can sue (replevin action) to try to get the animal returned and can contact the police. After four years, it is highly unlikely that a person would be successful in getting an animal returned, particularly under the circumstances you described. People who believe their animal is in jeopardy of being taken/stolen should take extra precautions to safeguard the animal. Good luck!

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