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

posted 9 years ago in Emotional
Post # 47
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

This is seriously the most bananas thread I have read on weddingbee. This couple is KIDNAPPING YOUR PET!!! I agree that you should have all proof of ownership documentation printed so that if they act crazy you call the police and get your cat back. After this incident, your friendship with this couple is over. Get your kitty and RUN!

Post # 48
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Bee Keeper

I get heated very easily, especially when my kitties are involved. I would have called the cops the very first night her wackjob husband said I couldn’t take the cat home.

I think it would be foolish to go back without some sort of authority with you. Get all of your records together, print out all of the emails you have about the cat and call the cops. What a crazy bitch. Seriously.

Post # 50
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Worker bee

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@crayfish: ROTFL!!!!!!!

OP, I hope you come back after the meeting and update us. I feel for you and understand your frustration, but at the same time, this whole thing is so fascinatingly wacko.

Post # 51
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

OMG this same exact thing happened to my friend (Julie), but wiht her dog!!! She went away on a 10 day vacation with her DH and normally I watch her dog, but I couldn’t this time. So she got her other friend (Maxine) to watch the dog and she did the SAME THING your friends are doing with your cat!!!

So midway through Julie’s vacation, she emailed Maxine to say that they will be back Saturday at 5pm and could they stop by on the way home to pick up the dog. Maxine writes back, but says nothing about picking up the dog, just talks about something else completely. Julie emailed her again point blank saying: I need to know if it’s OK to pick up the dog at that time since we will be home” Two days go by and no response. Finally Julie’s getting REALLY worried and emailed/called again on Friday asking the same thing and eventually gets a response from Maxine saying that her boyfriend had grown attached to the dog and would be golfing all day Saturday and she wanted him to have a chance to say goodbye first. Weird enough, right?? I mean i’ts not their dog!! So my friend Julie was like “Ookay, well we can come by any time saturday night after he gets home, just let us know when”.

Saturday comes and no response still, finally  after calling nonstop Julie got a hold of Maxine. She basically said the same thing again that her Boyfriend or Best Friend wanted to say goodbye and they were going to be ‘busy all night’ (didn’t say WHAT they were doing) but they would drop the dog off at Julie’s the next day (Sunday). She said she would call when she woke up, around noon. So noon comes and goes, finally it’s 2:30pm and she texts saying she just woke up. At that point Julie couldn’t take it anymore so she just showed up at Maxine’s apartment and basically snatched her dog away! Maxine and her boyfriend were REALLY pissed and super reluctant to give the dog back and the two still haven’t spoken since the incident.

Sorry I know it’s not super helpful since Julie just basically had to kidnap her dog back, but I thought I’d share because it sounds SO similar to your situation and just totally mind blowing!!

Post # 52
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I 2nd everything BellaNova said!  You are being SOOOO nice about these people catnapping your baby.  I would follow what the others have said and go ahead and get the cops involved.  If they’re able to come with you now, even though the “friend” isn’t home, I would go get my baby.

Good Luck!

Post # 53
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Wow. I would have showed up, demanded MY cat, and called the police if he didn’t hand that cat over. Your “friend” (can we agree she is no longer your friend? Clearly she has some personal/mental problems that need to be addressed ASAP before she can work on repairing your relationship) is INSANE. I swear to God if anyone tried to keep one of our pets from us I would knock their damn door down.

Post # 54
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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@frustrated: Again, Im pretty sure your sweetness will not work in this situation, and that if you show up, your cat wont be there

Good luck though, hope you get your cat back sometime.

Post # 55
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@CorgiTales : H3LL YEAH!

Post # 56
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Bee Keeper

My only advice, having been in a situation where someone had my stuff and would not give it back, is that you should show up without the police in tow.  Just yourself, looking to get your cat back.  Make sure you see the cat.  Once you have seen the cat and know it is there, tell them to give you the cat NOW.  If they don’t comply, simply exit the home and call the cops to report that your friends are refusing to give you your cat and that you are at their residence and have seen the cat and can they please send a unit to assist you in recovering your property.  Make sure you have proof of ownership with you.

When the unit arrives your friends will either comply immediately, or refuse to comply.  At that point the officers will ask to see proof of ownership, and will then force your friends to allow you into the house to get your cat and leave.

It’s very tense and nervewracking, but if they refuse to give you your cat then it’s your only resort.  If you leave without the cat again, they may have a case for abandonment if you take it to court!

Post # 57
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

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@CorgiTales: Totally agree. I would have taken that cat immediately, and if the husband tried to stop me, called the police right then and there. I would already be home with my cat and husband, and deleting that woman and her husband from all contact lists. ALso calling my sister and telling her to never speak about me to her crazy pants friend again!!

Post # 58
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@MightySapphire: That is a very, very good plan of action.

Post # 60
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@crayfish: I can just picture this crazy woman going through the neighborhood yelling here kitty kitty. lol

Post # 61
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I really hope you get your fur baby back. Some people might say ‘it’s just a cat,’ but they really become a part of the family. <3 Good luck! Let us know how it all works out!

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