We were giving a dog three years ago. The previous owner had the dog chipped. We went on vacation and the dog ran away from our dog sitter. Now the previous owner is trying to take possession from the Humane Society. What do I do?
When ownership of an animal is transferred, microchip registration should be changed at the same time. It may be helpful to provide the humane society with evidence that you adopted or purchased the dog (even texts and emails), a copy of veterinary records in your name, dog license, and any other ownership evidence. People who believe that their animal is being wrongfully withheld can sue to try to get the animal returned. I suggest attorney representation. The police can also be contacted but they do not usually get involved in these types of disputes. I hope this all works out well for this dog! Good luck.
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