Originally Posted by piercedgoddess
My friend is 17. she just got kicked out of her house by her parents last night because they found out she had her nose pierced. (Like what the ****?) Last year her ex boyfriend gave her a kitten. now her parents wont give it to her because they say they paid for her shots, it's theirs now. They told her they would rather kill it than give it to her. I called the police to ask if she can take it, they say she has to get a lawyer. She just got kicked out of her house and has no job, where is she gonna get a lawyer? Can she legally take the cat? She was thinking to wait until they let the cat out of the house and take her. As far as I know they can't charge her with theft because it's her cat and it's their fault for letting her out. Am I right?
I'm so sorry your friend is going through this, it's awful. Can I ask though, you didn't mention that your friend has a place to live permanently? I suggest that if her parents are serious about kicking her out that she set herself up with a place to stay and some money (for kitty food etc) and then persue getting her cat back with her.
Her parents are obviously in love with the cat but if it belongs to your friend then really they should give it to her. One of the reasons they probably arn't giving it to her is because she's not settled where she is (again I'm assuming she's not found anywhere permanent yet?) and they don't want to put the kitty in a home thats not stable.
I hope your friend is able to get her kitty back, or best of all move back with her parents
EDIT: Sorry I missed that she was 17 in your post, I realised she was young but not a minor. I really think she will probably make up with her parents or I hope so anyway. If they pay for everything for the cat, it really needs to stay with them.