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Someone at a veteritarian clinic made an agreement with me

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Someone at a veteritarian clinic made an agreement with me to hold a kitten and told me if anyone was interested in this kitten who is the sibling brother to the kitten I adopted, then six days later the kitten was given to someone else. I believe that the agreement we both made was broken.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

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I am very sorry to hear about this situation. Can you please tell me if the agreement was in writing, or simply verbal? Is there proof of the subject of the agreement if verbal, such as email, or text messages?

This is not an answer, but an Information Request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. Thank you in advance.

Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
You have not replied to my information request, but I am going to assume that from your original fact pattern, the promise was verbal.
If the promise was verbal, then it would be very hard to prove. They can simply deny that they ever made this promise. In addition, it was not binding because you did not pay anything for the agreement for them to hold the other kitten, called "consideration" in contract doctrine and generally required for a binding contract.
As such, I am afraid that there is little action that may be taken against the clinic. I am sorry.
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Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.
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