What do you do if someone kills your cat?

If someone has harmed the cats you care for, there are steps you can take:

  1. Call the police immediately and file an official report.
  2. Document the evidence.
  3. If a cat has been injured, immediately bring the cat to a veterinarian to receive appropriate medical attention.
  4. If a cat has been killed, get a necropsy.

How much does it cost to have an autopsy done on a cat?

Cost Ranges Exams with tissue testing are $750, with additional fees for toxicology or other tests, or special arrangements for return of the body for burial or cremation. Necropsies with photos for use in court is $1,000, and exams including nervous system evaluation are $1,500.

Do cats know when someone’s dead?

Since they may not actually understand death as something permanent, sometimes a cat will wait patiently, believing that the deceased will return. Still others suggest that the cat may just be reacting to the grief exhibited by humans in the house as they deal with the death of a family member.

Can I sue someone for running over my cat?

When People Carelessly Injure a Pet You may also be able to sue someone who injured or killed your companion animal through negligence (legalese for carelessness). Courts in almost all states don’t allow compensation in negligence cases for the emotional harm of losing companion animals or seeing them suffer.

How do you tell what killed cat?

Checking for signs of breathing: Can you see the cat’s chest or stomach moving? Checking if the cat’s eyes are open: Cats’ eyes tend to stay open after they have died, this is because muscle control is needed to keep them closed. Checking the pupils: Pupils often appear larger than usual after a cat has died.

How long after death can a necropsy be performed on a cat?

Typical timeframe for services following receipt of an animal, including necropsy and report, is approximately two to six weeks depending on the complexity of the case.