I miss my cat that I had to rehome, how can I get it back?

////I miss my cat that I had to rehome, how can I get it back?


Hello, I'm 60 yrs of age and am having surgery soon. I thought it would be better if I rehomed my cat named Muffy, as I would have a hard time post surgery to properly care for him. So stupidly I then posted for him to be rehomed. Soon he was off to the new owners. Realizing I've made a huge mistake as I'm not married and have no children, Muffy (my kitty) was my baby and I miss him terribly. I've raised him, now he's a 6 yr old grey with olive green eyes Russian Blue cat male that's neutered and declawed and oh so handsome. Where do I stand legally? I would like to have him back. I've had talk back and forth with the elderly couple that has him via TXT messages..but now they aren't responding to my texts. What do I do?? Please help.


I am so sorry to hear about your situation. Generally when a person gives animal away or sells his/her animal, such person has no further rights to that animal. People who cannot temporarily care for their animal and have no family or friends willing to help out should consider boarding the animal with a veterinarian or reputable boarding facility or contacting local humane societies to inquire about foster programs. I hope your surgery goes well.

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