Adoption Issues

/Tag: Adoption Issues

Dog Ownership Dispute / Veterinary Negligence

My ex-boyfriend and I bought a dog 9 years ago, we split original purchase 50/50. Up until 2/2021 we were splitting the vet costs (a monthly wellness plan). From 2/2021 (when I moved out) - 12/2023 he did not pay towards the wellness plan. I fully paid all charges. We recently broke up and he is now keeping the dog from me (we were splitting visitation weekly). This week while I was out of town for work, he took the dog to same Vet and brought him in as new pet, and he told the Vet to cancel my wellness plan on the dog and my 4/8 appt. Which they did without contacting me even though I was the SOLE name on the account. They proceeded with vet visit. Vet confirmed to me they did not perform all of the routine preventative care since he was paying out of pocket. So he is not providing same level of care. Dog licenses (2 towns) & pet insurance are in my name & I pay them. What are my rights/options here? And what action can I take against Vet?

By |2024-05-20T15:11:37-04:00May 20th, 2024|

“Foster” (Relinquisher) refuses to give cat to approved adopter.

I’m the president of an animal rescue organization in Oceanside. We have a shortage of Foster’s so we have a program called bring your own foster. Which is basically keep your animal in your home, and we will adopt it out. We have a great adopter for a cat that we brought into organization this way. Contract signed, fees paid, adopters excited… Relinquisher changed her mind. Help.

By |2023-12-08T14:54:56-04:00November 28th, 2023|

Can I be sued if I rehome my dog?

The contract I signed says I can't rehome the dog I adopted. On top of adoption fees I have spent hundreds of dollars getting up to date on everything including nurturing. I feel she is mine and if things aren't working out 3 months later I should be able to find a perfect home. Can they sue me? If so, sue me for what? For what I paid for her?

By |2023-01-10T10:29:32-04:00November 30th, 2022|

Help me get my dog back.

I gave a dog to a rescue and before i could get back to my car I couldn't leave him I asked for him back and offered the fees they said no. What can I do? I want him out of that place.

By |2023-01-10T10:08:57-04:00November 30th, 2022|

Can shelter force me to spay my puppy?

I got a puppy from a Titusville. FL shelter. She was very young, we agreed to bring her back to get spayed in about a month. I don’t want to. What can they do about it? My wife thinks they will get the sheriff’s office involved.

By |2023-01-10T10:07:45-04:00November 30th, 2022|

How do I get my dog back?

So I adopted a dog from a local humane society paid the adoption fee. The director decided that she wasn't a good fit for me and made me bring her back. I felt like I was robbed of the adoption fee. Is there a lawsuit?

By |2022-06-21T13:19:49-04:00June 17th, 2022|

Dog given to me by ex-boyfriend, now he wants dog back.

I have a bit of a complicated situation. My ex adopted a dog about 4 years ago. We started dating about a year and a half ago. About halfway through the relationship, we decided to part ways and he insisted that I keep the dog as he felt he would “hurt her” and he didn’t want her. I tried to support him and his mental health and insisted that she was his and he continued to try and push me to take the dog and I finally said yes. I brought her to the vet and found out she had gotten Lyme disease (he was not giving her tick or heart worm preventatives) so I treated that as well as her skin issues from allergies. This is all back about 6 months ago and now he is stating he wants the dog back and he was in a bad mental state. What can I do? Do I even have a case if he had the dog for 2 years before I even entered the picture?

By |2022-03-04T13:48:58-04:00March 4th, 2022|

Foster parenting rights

Only a week ago, I verbally agreed to foster a 2 mo old puppy, that is special needs. She blind, and deaf. We have made great strides in her development. Just days after getting her, they contacted me to see if we were going to keep her or if they should put her up for adoption. At first I was very hesitant and unsure what I was going to do. So I said yes they could post her. The next day they had found a home for her with kids. And I decided it wasn't in the puppy's best interest, with her disabilities. Now they say no, I can't keep her. They want to spay her @ 2 months old, and 2 days later ship her off to Virginia. Again at the best interest of the puppy. I said no. Do I as a foster parent have the right to keep her?

By |2022-03-04T13:45:54-04:00March 4th, 2022|