Minor signed contract to relinquish dog, can they void contract?

////Minor signed contract to relinquish dog, can they void contract?


Our rescue just took in 2 weeks ago a dog from a guardian. We had her sign the relinquishment form. The father made the arrangements to relinquish the dog, but the 16 year old daughter signed the form. Now the mother wants the dog back after 2 weeks. Can they legally take back the dog?


Minors can usually void contracts they sign so this should be considered now. People who believe that their animal is being wrongfully withheld can sue to try to get the animal returned. It would be up to a court to decide. I hope that the rescue and the family can amicably resolve this dispute in the best interests of the dog.

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By |2023-12-08T15:01:08-04:00November 28th, 2023|