My ex rehomed my dog. How do I get him back?

////My ex rehomed my dog. How do I get him back?

Question

I would like to know what steps I can take to get my dog Alex, who I have had for many years, back. My ex has rehomed him. I do know where the dog is, but the new owners won't let me see him and aren't willing to talk. What can I do?

Answer

People who believe their animal is being wrongfully withheld can sue to try to get the animal returned. Courts will consider the evidence and determine ownership rights. If the dog was left with an ex when a couple split, it could be difficult (but certainly not impossible) for the person who left the animal to demonstrate ownership. Some courts consider the well-being of the animal too. I hope this all works out for the dog!

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By |2019-07-22T12:39:54+00:00July 22nd, 2019|