Pet Legal Q&A

///Pet Legal Q&A

Elinor D. Molbegott, is an attorney who maintains a law practice devoted to animal law. Elinor donates her time to answer questions from North Shore Animal League America supporters who would like to learn more about animal law.

I rescued a mama cat and her feral kittens, am I legally the owner?

I rescued a mama cat from under my neighbor’s house and her kittens are feral. The supposed owners have absolutely no proof of ownership and didn't rescue her or provide any type of shelter or food despite knowing where they were. Am I legally the owner since they've been in my care and these people have no proof?

By | 2018-01-10T15:04:51+00:00 October 24th, 2017|

How can I change the ownership/custody of my dog under my name?

I adopted my dog, about 4 years ago from a shelter in New York with my ex fiancé. He recently abandoned us, and has not cared about the dog or his well-being. I am now over 21 and totally capable of taking care of my dogs and would like full custody. What do I have to do?

By | 2018-01-10T15:04:51+00:00 October 17th, 2017|

Can I get my dog back?

My dog is staying with my ex boyfriend and my son, but I want my dog back because my ex is not taking care of him. Can I get my dog back?

By | 2018-01-10T15:04:51+00:00 October 12th, 2017|