I want my foster cat that was adopted back.

////I want my foster cat that was adopted back.

Question

I am a foster parent and I was tricked by a customer. They adopted a cat from me and I did not notice that they put a PO Box into the address line. The driver license number is wrong too and her phone number is to her work place. Once I noticed, I asked her to provide an address, and she refused saying that she doesn’t feel comfortable doing so. I am very concerned about my foster cat. I have no idea where the cat is currently and she won’t cooperate. She told me that I signed the papers so now the cat is hers, and she said to take her to court. Can I legally demand the cat back?

Answer

Generally when an animal is adopted, the person who placed the animal for adoption does not have any further rights to that animal unless rights are specified in an adoption agreement. It is very important to carefully screen potential adopters (such as contacting references).

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By |2019-06-17T12:56:00+00:00June 17th, 2019|