I have a pet custody dispute with my ex.

////I have a pet custody dispute with my ex.


My ex-husband and I bought a dog together. When we split up he wanted nothing to do with the dog for almost 2 months. The dog got hard to handle so I offered the dog to him. It took him over a week to respond. I had by then changed my mind and decided not to separate that dog from my other one. When he contacted me I told him that I had changed my mind and was going to keep the dog. He is now saying he is going to the cops to get a right to have the dog since he has the message where I offered him to him, and now I’m changing my mind. Can he do that?


People can call the police and can sue to try to get an animal returned. That does not mean they will be successful. Generally, the police will not get involved in pet custody disputes between ex’s. Ideally, custody of animals would be worked during the divorce. I hope you all consider what is in the best interests of the dogs. Separating bonded dogs can be very cruel. It can be helpful to have on hand veterinary records, dog license, microchip registration, and other proof of ownership in the event the police inquire or a lawsuit is commenced.

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