I don’t see any area of the law listed that may be appropriate for this problem. Dept. of SD Co. Animal Services requires keeping a found animal for 4 days before letting it be adopted. Is this a rule or a law? I rescued a cat that lived in a parking lot in my mobile home park and is fed by residents in the park. There are people in one home who do absolutely nothing for him but say he is their cat. After months of feeding the cat at night and realizing he is ill and getting older and worried how long he will outrun all the cars, seeing him left out in the bad storms we had for a week was too much for me to bear. I asked one of those people to please take him in during the storm & was assured after asking a half dozen times that he would be cared for. However, I went back during the storm & found the cat soaken wet outside. I took him to vet hospital and was told he had medical problems, and he will need special vet food and meds and care. These people won’t listen and are threatening me. I told them if he goes back to that environment that he will eventually die a bad death. I’ve tried talking sense to them but they won’t listen. They are well known throughout the park as causing trouble and the Police visit their home frequently. The cat is on antibiotics and other meds plus had sub-fluids administered because of dehyration. Would break my heart to place him in their hands. Is there any law that can protect him? I just can’t put him thru going to the shelter even for few days and also those dreadful people might get him. I just wish I knew if there was any law on my side and the cat’s. The threats and trying to care for the cat are wearing me out.