I live in Vermont and bought a dog. I have bill of sale and vet record. My son brought the dog to Georgia. His girlfriend was living with him and he had the dog there for 2 days. She decided to move out and took my dog with her. How do I get my dog back?
People who believe that their animals are being wrongfully withheld can commence a civil lawsuit (replevin action) to try to get their animals returned. The police can also be contacted (they enforce pet theft laws) but will not typically get involved in pet custody disputes involving friends and family members. Of course, it is always simpler to try to more amicably resolve these disputes whenever possible.
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