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Can I take a dog back from a friend who is not being a good caretaker?

Q:

I sold a Husky puppy to a friend and they are not taking care of them. They are covered in fleas and have not seen a vet. What can I do?

A:

Sometimes a purchaser/adopter who has not bonded with a recently purchased or adopted animal is willing to sell/return the animal. Also, at times people are unaware of humane animal care and need to be educated. Animal cruelty/neglect is illegal in every state. Reports of suspected cruelty/neglect can be made to the local society for the prevention of cruelty to animals (SPCA), humane society, and the police. Even if the humane organization one contacts does not have law enforcement powers, they should be able to provide information on who to contact in the area to report the mistreatment of an animal.


Submitted by Anonymous
Answered by Elinor Molbegott

 

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