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How can we get our dog back from a NY rescue?

Q:

Going back to work left our highly active & destructive dog in a crate too long. 2 weeks ago we gave him to a NY rescue, asking to be kept informed & that we'd take him back if a better home wasn't found. 10 days later we couldn't take it any longer and said we wanted him back. They refused saying he had just been adopted. We've been in touch every day since and they refuse. My dog is registered to us in CT.

A:

Once one signs a surrender agreement, it is usually difficult to get an animal returned. Shelters and rescue groups are concerned that the individual who surrendered the animal did not have the requisite commitment to the animal and that whatever caused the individual to surrender the animal could very well happen again.


Submitted by Anonymous
Answered by Elinor Molbegott

 

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