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Can previous owner take dog back?

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I adopted 2 dogs 12/29 from a fb post that owner needs help and giving her 2 dogs away. Contacted her and I can take both to take care & love them. Going through grieving with my prev dog who passed Oct. Met them same night, she gave the dogs away, and I took them home. On 12/31 previous owner called taking back the dogs. What can I do? I am very distressed about this, I love the dogs.

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Generally when a person gives away his/her dogs, such person has no further rights to those animals, unless there was an agreement stating otherwise. Regrets do not equal rights.


Submitted by Anonymous
Answered by Elinor Molbegott

 

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