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What are my options for the return of my stolen pet?

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My pet was stolen by someone I know. Charges were filed and the person was arrested but the charges are going to be dismissed in 6 months and I still don't have my pet. What are my options?

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If the return of the animal is not part of the disposition of a case in criminal court, one would typically have to commence a civil action for the return of the animal. I suggest you ask the assistant district attorney who handled the matter if the state has taken or plans to take any action to have the dog returned to you as part of the disposition of the case.


Submitted by Anonymous
Answered by Elinor Molbegott

 

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