My friend won’t give my puppy back.

////My friend won’t give my puppy back.

Question

I took home a stray puppy and posted on pet sites looking for the owner. It's been two weeks with the puppy, and I needed someone to watch the puppy. My friend said yes, and now her family won’t give him back. They claim they got attached to him, but we are attached to him too. That’s why we opted to take him home rather than drop him at a shelter. How can we get him back?

Answer

People who believe their animal is being wrongfully withheld can sue (replevin action) to try to get the animal returned and can contact the police (although the police tend not to get involved in pet custody disputes between “friends”).

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By |2019-07-01T15:43:10+00:00July 1st, 2019|