My Service Dog Taken

////My Service Dog Taken


I had my mobility service dog for 2 1/2 yrs. I trained and microchipped him. I registered him with Home Again, and gave him very expensive heartworm treatment. I have registered him at Animal Control in our county and I have all vet records. I have also put him on a service dog registry.
After letting someone have my dog for a short temporary visit, the person refuses to give the dog back. Animal Control and the police refuse to get involved. I really miss him. What can I do?


People who believe that their animal is being wrongfully withheld can commence a civil lawsuit (replevin action) to try to get the animal returned. Consider that the person who has the dog may allege that the dog was re-homed, not left for a temporary visit. It may be helpful to gather evidence that indicates that the dog was not re-homed, even emails and texts. Veterinary records, microchip, dog license, and other registrations can help to prove ownership but they do not necessary do so in every instance. Courts may consider what transpired after, such as whether an animal was given away, sold, boarded, abandoned, etc.

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