I read this long ago but just now I had remembered it and thought about it.
I remember it was about a girl who was able to see through the eyes of animals. She does figure out she can’t do it with insects, coming to the conclusion that it may be because their minds aren’t as complex. At some point, she does control a school cat and made it approach her as she pet it, to the surprise of other students because it supposedly hated humans and never wanted to approach them.
She ends up solving a crime and gets involved with a stolen puppy that involves her guy friend because he needed the cash, and when she manages to escape with him in the forest, they get chased by the bad guys. They eventually win because of her power of animal control.
The ending was her talking about how she wants to go to the beach next and that it’d be cool to control a dolphin or something.