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I biarded my cats for 4 days during a move in 4/12. Same day I ended up having a heart attack and was hospitalized until yesterday. I called today to check the status and get a cost estimate and was told I lost my rights to them. I’m devastated!

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No just that I did call today to see about bringing them home but was unable go call while I’m tbe hospital. My family didn’t even know where I. Was or how to find me early on.

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I am sorry to hear this.

You did not give up ownership of the cats because you were unable to recover them as scheduled through no fault of your own. The cat boarder is being unreasonable and acting unlawfully.

You can sue to recover them in small claims court, see

http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/small_claims/index.shtml

Even assuming you signed a contract that called for forfeiture of the cats if they were not picked up as scheduled, that clause would be considered unconscionable and unenforceable, in my opinion.

I hope this information is helpful.

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