Can I claim ownership of an "abandoned" cat?
OK this requires a little back story. My boyfriend and I previously lived with a couple we are friends with. The friend's house was on his dad's property along with his dad's welding business.
Since there are a lot of farms around there are also a lot of cats, but most of them are feral. We moved out but still visit our friends almost weekly.
Our friend's sister dropped their cat off on the property because it had fleas. They claimed they "visited" the cat but never provided shelter, food, etc.
After a few months of seeing this cat numerous times by the front door, my boyfriend and I decided we would try to take him in.
We asked our friends whom we used to live with if it was OK. They agreed. We've had the cat for almost a week now and have bought food, litter, toys, etc.
Now our friend's sister wants him back claiming they now have money to get rid of the fleas. What can I do to keep him?