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Can a Vet adopt out my dog who was to be euthanized?

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My 14 year old dog was suffering from old age and hip dysplasia. I paid for my dog to be put to sleep and two years later found out that my dog was adopted out. Is this legal?

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There would be a breach of contract if there was an agreement guaranteeing euthanasia and euthanasia was not done. However, I have seen many agreements which acknowledge that the animal may be euthanized, but leave the ultimate decision to the animal shelter or veterinarian.
 






Submitted by Anonymous
Answered by Elinor Molbegott

 

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