(Closed) my friend is holding my cat hostage!! (long)

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

OMG this is crazy! I am an animal lover and would never deny someone from picking up their pet from my home just so I can say goodbye to it! I mean who do these people think they are? Animal cops?!!! Why didn’t you call the poice? They basically are holding your cat hostage. I don’t know if I am overreacting but I would be very upset. How horrible does she think you treat your pet? Obviously it’s more than just her wanting to say goodbye to the cat, she thinks you are not capable of taking care of your cat properly, that is not for her to decide. If she has a problem with how you care for your cat she can call SPCA or whatever animal shelter to investigate you. Ugh I’m angry for you!

Sorry I feel like I just went in a rant about this but it got me fuming! 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

That is a really bizarre situation. I understand her getting attached to the cat, but the bottom line is that you are the owners and you can take your cat home whenever you please and for them to say otherwise is just ridiculous.

I don’t know how close you are with this “friend”, but I would have not left that house without the cat. You should just say “Listen, I realize that you have the best intentions for the cat, however I am not leaving here without her and if you don’t let me take her peacefully I will get the authorities involved.” 

Threatening to call the cops may seem dramatic and will most likely end this friendship, however one of two things will happen after that point. 1. They’ll give you your cat or 2. You will have to call the police, explain the situation, maybe show them the e-mails to “prove” the cat is yours, and take her home.

OR you can just let the cat stay there until this woman says goodbye. Which again, I think is ridiculous.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

No it does not make you bad pet owners. April-July is a very long time but it still does not give them the right to take ownership of your pet. Who are they pet hoarders? I think its great she helps stray cats but she needs to do less worrying of your cat and let you handle your buisness. 

Like MidnightSun said there are only two outcomes to this situation. You either call the cops and get your cat by force or you let her keep your cat for as long as she thinks is situable.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@frustrated: Simple- call the husband, let him know he has a deadline to get the cat to you, otherwise you are printing emails that are proof of ownership and coming over with an officer to get your cat. Your cat is your property (not very lovely thing to say, but its true). And as such he is STEALING your cat. Simple solution- and btw, no real SANE friend would do this- she’s probably pissed off because you got to keep the cat due to her initial neglect and not wanting it, and now shes making it seem like you are doing the same to it as she did. Well she had the chance to own the cats and she didnt give a damn then- too little too late.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

@Bellanouva: I am with you

this woman is crazy and I would be thinking twice about wanting to to be friends with someone like this. who the hell is she to tell you how to care for your cat. Caring for a cat is not rocket science. I hope you get your kitty back keep us posted

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@frustrated: ok, this lady is the definition of a crazy ass cat lady

WTF? Is this real?

Post # 12
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665 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Definitely a crazy lady. I hope you get your cat soon! Keep us posted. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@frustrated: Go go sleep- Im a premptive kind of person, and you have to be premptive with crazy (which obviously your friend is, sorry, but who the hell plays hostage exchange with a freakn cat? what do you need a freakn peace treaty and to give her visitation rights to get YOUR cat back?)- I personally think you should just email the husband and be frank- cat by the time your friend comes back. No discussion or fanfare from them- they have no right to talk to you about the cat- AND you WILL be bringing both a animal advocate and a police officer if they do not surrender your cat.

Congrats, I officially feel like a hostage negoiator. And in my camp we dont give into crazy ass demands.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Maybe you just have to agree to the sit down, grab the cat and just get out of there. This woman sounds crazy and you have every right to your own cat. Plus, it sounds like you don’t need a lecture from anyone and you are taking care of your pet just fine. I hope it all works out!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@6598731ssfse3: NO KIDDING! Man, if someone tried to keep my furbabies hostage? Ohhh boy. It wouldn’t be pretty!!

 

I love my cats like children, I do.. but they’re acting like they are LEGITIMATELY children who cannot be taken care of by just anyone.. WTF! Time to call the cops..

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