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Father gave dog away without my permssion

Q:

Hi, my dog was given away by my dad without my permission for free while I was out of town. I purchased her and had her in AKC training. The new owners were aware the next day, but don't want to give her back to me. What can I do? Thank you!

A:

When animal custody disputes cannot be resolved amicably, one can sue to try to get an animal returned. The courts will review the evidence and determine who is the rightful ‘owner.’ While courts sometimes consider the animal’s best interests, one should not count on that.


Submitted by Anonymous
Answered by Elinor Molbegott

 

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