Our cat was taken to the humane society while we were on Vacation...When we

@Feona1962 (7529)
United States
July 5, 2007 3:13pm CST
got home...we looked everywhere..just thinking he wandered off..Come to find out our neighbor across the street told us that he thought the people watching our house took our cat...they never said anything to us when we got back home..we just thought he was lost..I believe they said he wandered off...Later they confessed..weeks later..we were so mad...Supposedly our cat hurt his leg and they didn't know what to do..so they took him to the humane society..how about taking him to the vet..pick up the phone and call us...What would you have done? We were so angry we never spoke to them again...It was too late to go get our cat, if that is where he was..they probably lied about that too!
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• United States
6 Jul 07
That is awful! Who is the person watching your house? I hope you get in touch with them and tell them a big lawsuit is coming their way! You trusted them to take care of your cat and they got rid of it! I would be so angry if something like this happened with my cat, I love her! And I can't believe the Humane Society would take a cat from people that didn't own him!
@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
6 Jul 07
I am just wondering if that is what they really did..I mean they lied in the first place so I am not sure they are telling the truth about the humane society...
• United States
6 Jul 07
Oh I see. Well whatever they did it was terrible of them to lose your cat and then not take responsibility. I would be soo mad if I were you (I'm sure you are though!) If it were me I would def. threaten them with a lawsuit if they didn't get me my cat back or give me the real explanation. I hope you find your cat some way! Or that he makes his way home! I'm sorry you lost him :( Good luck!
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@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
6 Jul 07
I think he is long gone by now...but thank you...
• Australia
6 Jul 07
Oh my goodness! that is such a bad news! how can they even do that. That is just pure stupidity! I would seriously be so mad at them and even try to seek revenge. Why would you put down a cat just becasue it hurt its leg!! OMG If it was me, i would definitely have called the VET and also the family who owns the cat. I did not know that they had the right to do that, i thought only the owners of the pet is allowed to do so, in Hong Kong, each dog has a microchip inserted somewhere in its body, we tried to put down a dog because it was really sick, but only found out that we did not own it, we found it, and could not end its painful life .
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@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
6 Jul 07
Some people are just so stupid, even ones we thought were our friends...all they had to do was call us...microchipping is a good thing...that is sad you could not help the dog...thank you.
• Australia
7 Jul 07
hhmmm.... yes microchipping is pretty useful... by the way, the dog ended up not dying and is still healthy today =D so i am glad we did not take it to be put down. I am sorry again, to hear that your cat was so unfortunate, left in hands of some stupid people.... You should have asked for compensation, so they have to buy you a new cat or something, although it would never heal you sadness of losing a cat you loved T_T Hope you get better soon (emotionally)
• United States
5 Jul 07
that makes me cry how terrible for the poor baby some people just cant be trusted i would take my animals with me or i would not go at all i have 5 cats they are my family the thought of any 1 taking them or hurting them is one of my pet peeves the obvious thing to do was to contact u i would of taken him to a vet who cares about the moneydid u check there i would of been calling there everyday or stopping by i lost a cat once i never found him but i checked every resource i could think of i am sorry for your loss needless to say i would never have anything to do with those people what idiots
@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
5 Jul 07
we did search different places but nothing came up...we just don't talk to them anymore..our vet would have gladly helped out..they certainly were idiots, we know that now..
@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
5 Jul 07
they even had cats so I thought things would be okay...come to find out they did their laundry at my house too! All they had to do was ask...I hope they didn't steal anything.....besides the cat, I mean..
@Aurone (4758)
• United States
6 Jul 07
How utterly thoughtless, and I thought what my friend did was bad. She was supposed to be cat sitting for me and she lost the keys to my apartment! I was so mad because they weren't copies they were my husband's set and I told her to be especially careful with them. To make matters worse she didn't call me about it, I called her to see how my kitty was doing and she had to admit she had lost the keys! My kitties are my babies, I overnighted her a set of keys and next time I am asking a different friend to cat sit. I am so sorry for the loss of your kitty. People can be so terribly cruel. I guess they just don't realize how important our pets are to us. I would be devastated is something happened to my girls.
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@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
6 Jul 07
oh man, I would have called you ASAP....no excuses...how thoughtless of her...thank you
• United States
6 Jul 07
How sad. I don't know why people can't be more responsible. We always took our pets with us if we could. I know sometimes it's not possible. If it had been me taking care of someone's pet I would have had a number to call and the vet they used incase something happened. I know one time we couldn't take our pets with us and had to be gone. Some friends took them to look after them the only problem they had was one of the dogs got out of their yard and when we got back we made daily trips to the city pound until he turned up.
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@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
6 Jul 07
They had all the information they needed..I could just kick myself for trusting them...Hard lesson learned though..I am so glad you found your dog..thank you.
@breepeace (3028)
• Canada
6 Jul 07
I'm so sorry for the loss of your pet and that these people's stupidity is the cause of so much grief. Something similar happened to my mom when she was younger. She had a little miniature poodle cross named Jellybean and when her family went on vacation, they left the dog at home for the housesitter to take care of. The housesitter neglected to call them when JB started to act like she was feeling poorly (and she probably was.. nerves, loneliness, anxiety) so she took her to the vet to have her put down without telling them. It was only when they got home that she'd admitted what she had done and that the local vet was waiting for them to pay the fee and pick up her ashes.
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@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
6 Jul 07
oh my word, that is just so cruel..some people just don't think, do they. My daughter had a white cat named Jellybean..I used to have poodles and they can get very anxious....thank you.
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@mestr12 (227)
• Philippines
6 Jul 07
I would have probably lost my temper. I cannot imagine how some people could be uncaring. Your neighbor knows for a fact that you guys cared and loved your cat. I just hope that wherever your cat is, he/she is alright. If that happened to me, I would file a complaint and give that person a piece of my mind. There was an incident in our city that a neighbor's dog - a K9 labrador was killed and eaten by another neighbor during a drunken spree while the owner and his family was on vacation. The owner filed a criminal case against the neighbor. Eventually, both parties entered into an amicable settlement.
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@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
6 Jul 07
I did give them a piece of my mind...I was angry and hurt that they could do this...That is an awful thing that happened in your city...oh my....these people have since moved and there is no way I want to have any contact with them....thank you.
@lingli_78 (12852)
• Australia
6 Jul 07
woww.. i am really furious when i read this post... those people really can't be trusted and they had betrayed your trust...they are so dishonest and they are hiding a very important thing from you... can you sue them to the court??? i will if i were you... i lost my cat because of them and i won't let it down until it all settled...
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@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
6 Jul 07
I probably could..but they have moved and it is best to just let it be...I can only hope that he has a good home now...they will get what is coming to them someday..thank you.
@Cassy1976 (796)
• Australia
6 Jul 07
With friends like that who needs enemies??? I would be absolutely devastated if I were in your shoes and i would be so mad at these people that were so called friends, let me tell you they wouldnt be friends any more! How could they do something like that? I would definitely have taken the cat to the vets or rung you or something, to take them to the humane society would not have even entered my head! I feel terrible for you loosing a pet in that way!
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@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
6 Jul 07
Isn't that the truth..They moved away so that is good..My vet would have billed me..thank you.
@xkristalx (231)
• United States
6 Jul 07
Wow. And those are people that you trusted enough to watch your house!!Honestly thats appalling and I think that you are right in not talking to them. They should have taken him to a vet, next time you go on vacation make sure to leave your vets number and your vets emergency number. This way even if you are out of town they know where to take the animal and that place will have records of your animal. Also in a situation like that the vet should be able to bill you, not the people who brought the cat in.
@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
6 Jul 07
We did leave all the phone numbers they needed, including the vet..I can't beleive they didn't call us...
@guss2000 (2234)
• United States
6 Jul 07
Oh my goodness! How awful! I would have been devastated! If I was those neighbors I would be so ashamed! You are right, they should have called or taken to the vet. I'm sure you would have reimbursed them for any fees or whatever. That is someone's family friend, and they were so disrespectful, and inconsiderate! I'm so sorry that happened to you! Really, really sad!
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@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
6 Jul 07
Thank you..my vet would have gladly taken him and sent us the bill..all they had to do was call us..
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@ivyoon (675)
• United States
6 Jul 07
Some people are just morons, but these people take the cake. What would they have done if they had been babysitting for you... you probably don't want to ask yourself that question. I feel horrible about this and I am so sorry you lost your cat. I just hope the humane society took good care of him and even found him a good new home (with people that will know what to do if he gets hurt again.) It is shameful to think that there are so many people in the world who lack common sense. I am sorry you had to deal with these types of people firsthand, and hope that you never have to experience something like that again.
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@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
6 Jul 07
I know..That is a very scary thought about children....I never left my kids with anyone, I was lucky to be a stay at home mom.....until they were grown...thank you
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
6 Jul 07
That's terrible. What happened to the people who were looking after your house? i would not have them take care of the house anymore - very irresponsible. I would of been very upset at that!
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@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
6 Jul 07
They moved and it was a good thing....
@sunkissed (4332)
• United States
5 Jul 07
That is terriable, They should have told you the truth to begin with and you could have got your cat back. Some people are really sick. I would never speak to those people again either.
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@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
5 Jul 07
Yep, all they had to do was call us...we had already discussed what to do if something happened to the animals or the house...call us...how hard is that.....
@jahvo6 (624)
• Peru
5 Jul 07
I am so sorry, specially pets are like kids to me and would be devastating fo rme, they were so careless good for you , you donĀ“t speak to them again.
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@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
5 Jul 07
Thank you...my pets are like kids to me also...apparently they weren't the friends we thought they were....They do not deserve our friendship...
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
5 Jul 07
That is just terrible. They should have phoned you guys and let you make the decision on what should be done. Our youngest kitty BabyBJ hurt his leg and couldn't walk on it. We are not very rich so we did wait the night keeping watch to see how he was doing and if he didn't get better in the morning we were going to go to the vet no matter what the cost was. Luckily he was better in the morning and all was fine. He is one of the family and we would do anything for him. Too bad those neighbors never felt the love of a pet to understand how much your kitty meant to you all. Bless you :)
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@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
5 Jul 07
I know, they even had cats so I thought they would be okay...we found out differently..I would do anything for my pets...I was only a phone call away..thank you.
• United States
5 Jul 07
Man, can you take someone to court for doing something like that? I almost would want to. I would be furious too! I'm so sorry!
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@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
5 Jul 07
I am not sure. I would think you could...animal theft or something, maybe....thank you...
• United States
5 Jul 07
Ugh - HOW AWFUL! I am so sorry! People like that just don't make any sense to me. Really - it isn't as if you would have been too upset about the animal being hurt. Things like that happen all of the time. But how stupid can you be not to think there would be something weird about the animal suddenly not being there?!? So sorry again - *hugz*
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@Feona1962 (7529)
• United States
5 Jul 07
I know..if he got hurt that is okay, but to take him, god knows where...is unacceptable...and lying to boot...thank you for the hugs....