My missing dog was found 3 years later in a new home.

////My missing dog was found 3 years later in a new home.


I had a husky puppy from birth (I owned his mother), but he suddenly went "missing". Though the husky breed are known to wonder, he hardly ever left my yard or was ever left unattended outside or in a kennel. I have pictures and vet bills and Facebook posts about the missing dog. Now, a man 5 minutes down the road from me posted him on Facebook. I know it's been 3 years but this was my dog. I tried to speak to him about it and he blocked me. Can I get my dog back after 3 years? I understand he's in a decent home but he holds a special place in my heart.


People who believe their animal is being wrongfully withheld can sue to try to get the animal returned and can contact the police. After three years I think it is unlikely that a court would order the return of the dog (but I cannot say for sure). Courts will consider the evidence to determine ownership rights. In doing so, courts have considered efforts made to find a missing pet and efforts made to locate the animal’s owner. Some courts have considered the animal’s interests too. I hope everyone considers what is in the best interests of the dog now.

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