Someone stole my cat. My boyfriend let my cat go because of toxoplasmosis. I literally ran outside immediately attempting to find her. The next day I posted lost w/ reward flyers only to them removed. I posted on Craigslist as well as reprinted the lost cat flyers. My search NEVER stopped. So about a month later I see the car through a window. I know it's her because not only was she in the area my bf dropped her, she was scratching and meowing at the window when I called her name. I left a note offering $100 reward. No response. I went back checking only to find the letter still in the door. I figured no one had been home seeing how at least two weeks went by. So, I drove around at night and saw a light on so the next morning I left a note offering $300. I get a call saying they will file harassment charges on me and why did I let the cat go. I explained my bf did and offered the $$ again only to be hung up on. So I called the police and they still refused, next denying the cat was mine. Saying I starved her and I never looked for her, but I gave the missing cat emails, the receipt from Walmart ( I spent about $250 for food, flea wash etc.) They said I have to file a civil suit, m
I cannot speak for TX law. However, you need to put together any written docs. that you have, or can get, that show the ownership of the cat and any photos, as well as Veterinary records.
Looks like you may be compelled to sue. Remember there can be cats that look the same.
Best you contact a reputable, local Animal Lawyer. Maybe an attorney can get the people to show photos of what they claim to be their cat. I wonder if they are so abrupt because they know the cat to the theirs, not yours.
Michael Rotsten, Esq.
Questions regarding Animal issues are always "iffy", and depend upon very specific factual scenarios. My answers are generalities, based upon my reading of your question, and must not be taken as an absolute for your particular reason for asking the question. My answers are only based upon California law, and are not to be used for other State issues. Michael Rotsten, Esq.
They are correct, you will need to file a civil suit. The hardest thing to prove will be that it is your cat (if they deny it is the same cat you lost). Photos or other documentation showing identifiable markings may be helpful
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