So I haven't posted in a while mostly because of a few problems, but now I have an even bigger problem! If you see this I really need all the help I can get! ANYWAY this morning my mom took me to school. Halfway there we here a meow. That's when we realized that it was our neighbor's cat, then it became CATSSSsss. We didn't know what to do so I told my mom to quickly take me to school, then take the cats back to their home. My mom wanted to drive back home to put them back but I said no. Out of stress my mom drove in a building's driveway and opened the door to let both of them out. They both went under the cars that were there, both me and my mom were to scared to carry them and only managed to put one cat in the car, however it got out. Then my mom said to just leave them there so I wouldn't be late for school (even though I wasn't even close to being late). We both had an argument, but eventually i went with my mom to go to school. When I got back home, it turned out, my mom found one cat but she doesn't know about the other one since that one was gone when she came back to get them. The neighbor approached my mom asking her if she had saw his cats (guilt trip engaged). She told him that one was by the other neighbor's house, when asked about the other one she didn't know. Also later she told him that I found the cats and put them back near the their house, excluding that we left them at that building, found them in out car, couldn't find the other one, however she added in the fact that it wasn't her fault. Honestly when she told me this I was furious and after I told her what she had done she realized her lies nearly messed up our chance of telling him the real truth. At the end of this conversation she told me to tell anyone that asked me about the situation that me and my older sister found the cats. Now I was answering everything with "But that's lying". I was just sick and tired of it ._. My mom finally told me that it was her fault and that her lies needed to stop, which was, I feel, the only plus in this huge problem. When I asked if we would ever tell the truth my mom heisted. This is the MAIN problem. She said since she had just lied her way out of this he may not believe us. ALSO the fact that their cats were in our car for basically a whole day they may think we did something to them. And the last thing is the fact that one cat is still missing! It could be taken, hurt, sick, or even worse!!!
As of right now my family wants me to keep it to myself, but the guilt is to much. Even though it hasn't even been a day yet, I know that as long as that cat is missing, I"ll never be the same knowing I might have killed a cat! So I'm in real pickle. Do I keep it to myself but risk the guilt, or do I tell him and risk being in huge trouble. I JUST DON'T KNOWWWWW! Please help me. Anything could help. Solutions to even providing information if you can get arrested for causing a pet's disappearance can help. Also please hurry, I'm afraid if we are not it might be too late!