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Ash
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Cat ownership. So s girlfriend moved into our house brought

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Cat ownership.
So s girlfriend moved into our house brought with her two cats. The relationship failed. She left the cats behind. I had no contact with her for 3 months. Now she wants to take them. I said she couldn't have them because it wasn't in the best interest of the animals. The cats have access to home and garden and are quite settled here. Where do I stand?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Alex Watts :

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Alex Watts :

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Alex Watts :

For now please let me know what was the reason she just left them for 3 months?

Customer: She was having a sexual relationship with someone else. My son told her to leave. Which she did.
Alex Watts :

Were they a gift to you, or did she just abandon them?

Customer: There was no discussion at all I returned home from work to find she had gone. The cats remained.
Alex Watts :

Ok, well you could treat them as being abandoned. If so then you do not need to return them.

Alex Watts :

Unless you want to of course.

Alex Watts :

She would have to go to court and get a court order making you return them.

Alex Watts :

But on the basis it appears that she abandoned them, I think that she maybe would not get the Order.

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer: The only thing is that I do not know what was agreed or said between my son and the girlfriend regarding the cats. Would this have any bearing? Personally have not had any communication the the girlfriend, and I am the one paying for there keep.
Alex Watts :

It may do, but she probably didnt say anything.......

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything else for you?

Customer: No that's fine. Thank you.
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