So, we went to the shelter right as they opeend up this morning. They took us back to ID the cat. After passing rows upon rows of cats, they took us into a room where our cat was indeed being held captive. So, they took us back to the front where they explained that, while they couldn't tell us who or why, someone did indeed bring our cat to them. Oh, and apparently, our cat was scheduled to be put down on the 30th of December. It was indeed a KILL shelter. I didn't know that. I thought this new shelter was a no-kill one!!!! So, for some reason, his death was postponed (luck, my fairy-god mother??). Anyways, since our cat has been there for longer than 5 days, we had to readopt our cat which meant fees upon fees. We have to pay for several things including border, chip, adoption fees, etc. But, I am VERY ANNOYED with the civil penalty fee*. What is that and why are we playing $35 for that. I plan to look it up. BUT what get's my dander up is why someone in our neighborhood took him in the first place. He always hangs around our little court, always nearby or in our neighbors house (he doesn't mind, the cat belonged to him originally). It just scares me that if we had waited any longer, he would be dead. I can't believe anyone can just take my cat and I have to pay to get him back. CATNAPPING is what I call this! Poo! *Just looked it up. "A civil penalty is a monetary fine that is designed to compensate for harm". Hmmm, now why am I being punished here?