Is it legal for my father to get rid of my dogs even though I’m 18?

////Is it legal for my father to get rid of my dogs even though I’m 18?


My father is not an animal lover, but I do have 2 well-trained dogs. They have no problems whatsoever. I don't have the best relationship with my dad so he is constantly threatening to get rid of my dogs. It stresses me out whenever I leave the house. I do plan on moving out in the future, but right now I'm busy working and going to college. If their microchips and vet papers are under my name, and I feed and care for them, is it illegal for him to get rid of them?


When animals are living in a family home, ownership of the animals can become unclear (thus making legal repercussions for surrendering an animal not that likely). Also, once an animal is surrendered and rehomed, it will be very difficult to get the animal returned. People who are concerned that their animals will be given away, sold, surrendered (or worse) without their consent should safeguard their pets (such as boarding and moving). I also suggest reaching out to family members and friends who may be able to help.

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