I’m the president of an animal rescue organization in Oceanside. We have a shortage of foster families, which is why we have a program called Bring Your Own Foster. Which basically means you keep your pet in your home and we’ll adopt it out. We have an excellent adopter for a cat who we have integrated into the organization. Contract signed, fees paid, enthusiastic adopters… Relinquisher changed his mind. Help.


Since there are so many cats in need of homes, perhaps consider finding another cat for potential adopters. Wouldn’t it be great if the rescue could adopt another cat that needs a home and also work with the “grantor” to try to resolve the issue that caused them to want to give up the cat. While I cannot predict the outcome of any given case, a breach of contract lawsuit will take time and money and is unlikely to save the cat anytime soon, if at all.

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