Neighbor trapping and abandoning my cats.

////Neighbor trapping and abandoning my cats.


My neighbor has trapped and abandoned two of my cats. She admitted it to me, but denied same to animal control. What can I do? I have much circumstantial evidence, but animal control says I need proof.


I am so sorry to hear about your cats. Consider contacting other officers, including the police and humane officers appointed by humane organizations, such as societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals. They may decide that your evidence is sufficient. People whose animals are missing should visit and contact animal shelters, hang fliers, check pet lost and found websites, and post information about the lost animal, etc. Also, consider keeping your cats indoors. They will be much safer. Installing security cameras may help in the future to prove that an animal was trapped but may not result in the animals being found.

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