Originally Posted By: Teep
The sheriff also stated that a cat is a wondering animal and belongs to the property it is on. In other words he said that no one really owns a cat, I still wonder if this is true.


If I understand correctly, the Sheriff was refering to a wild animal? If so, then I don't think he was correct. The animal doesn't belong to any particular landowner just because it's on his property, but when taken lawfully, like in hunting season, the animal then becomes the property of whomever took it, again, with everything being done legally. Outside of hunting season or legal means, the animals belongs to everyone, ie the public. This is my understanding anyway.