I gave my dog to a coworker but changed my mind

////I gave my dog to a coworker but changed my mind

Question

I'm still the owner of my dog, I purchased him at the animal humane society and took him to the vet and emergency vet so his records are there also. I've asked her everyday since then (6 days now) to give him back and she refuses. This morning she said she reconsidered, then said the people who have him changed their minds. I still want my dog back.

Answer

Despite how you start your question, people who give away their animal are generally not still the “owner” of the animal (even if such person has a change of mind/heart). While adoption and veterinary records can prove “ownership” in some cases, they do not prove “ownership” in all cases. Courts will consider what transpired after adoption and vet visits, including, for example, whether the animal was then given away or sold. That is one reason why it is so important to consider this decision carefully BEFORE, not after. I hope the dog is doing well.

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By |2018-06-25T10:25:33+00:00June 5th, 2018|