I want my dog back from the rescue center.

////I want my dog back from the rescue center.

Question

I was given a puppy for free and he had something wrong with him and needs surgery. I didn’t think I would be able to afford it, so someone from a rescue center collected him from me. A few hours later, I contacted them stating I had the money for his surgery and treatment and that I wanted him back. They told me no. I didn’t legally sign him over to them, and he’s still micro chipped in my name. Is there any way I can get him back?

Answer

Actions sometimes speak louder than words. Returning the puppy to the rescue may be all a court needs as evidence to prove that the puppy was surrendered. Regrets do not equal rights. Alternatively, a court could decide that the puppy was temporarily transferred for veterinary care and that there was no written or verbal agreement to permanently surrender the puppy. I hope the puppy is doing well. Consult with an attorney in your country for possible next steps.

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By |2019-07-02T10:43:24+00:00July 2nd, 2019|