Someone found my dog and is keeping it.

////Someone found my dog and is keeping it.


I lost my dog because our gate was left open and he ran out. My dog was picked up by a lady around 20 minutes later. She had him for two days, and she didn’t post anywhere that she had found him. She went to get him chipped and put her name down as his owner. The only reason we found out is because her coworker overheard her talking about it, and he remembered seeing my post so he commented on it. How can I get my dog back?


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. It will be important to have some proof of ownership (such as veterinary records, license, microchip, adoption or purchase receipt, photos, etc.). Given the short amount of time the finder has had the animal, perhaps she would be willing to voluntarily return him? I hope this all works out for the dog.

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