Who do your call to report animal abandonment?
I have a neibor that is planning on moving out of state. She has mentioned that she doesn't plan on taking her cat with her. The cat is mainly a outside cat, mostly only comes inside to eat and sleep if its cold and rainy (which is often where we live). She didn't mention anything about finding a new home for the cat or anything. I dont know for sure, but I am almost positive she plans on just abandoning the cat. I know if I ask about it, she will say she's going to find a home, but knowing her she wont. I think it is absolutely horrible to do that to a pet. If she does, I will leave food out and stuff. Probably try to catch her to find her a home or take her to a no kill shelter. However, if this is the case, I want to report the neighbor. I will have all her information to where she is moving. I read you can call animal control and they might be able to press charges or something. Is this right? Are they who I would contact? Would I have to turn the cat over to them? I'm afraid if I do, the cat might be put down.