/Tag: Custody

My sister and I are in a custody dispute over a cat.

A couple years ago my sister convinced my parents to get a cat and they agreed to. My sister just graduated from college and moved back in while she is searching for a home (I’m still in high school). When my sister left for college the cat stayed home with me, and I was the one feeding her and cleaning her litter. Recently my cat got spayed because I convinced my mom to finally take her for the surgery, so my mom and I took her. My sister payed $40 and I payed $50. My sister keeps on threatening to take my cat away when she moves out, even though I buy all of her food and clean her litter box. In a way, she couldn't care less about her needs. She keeps on saying that I am not the owner of the cat and that she is the owner, although I fulfill all of her needs on my own, and my cat seems to prefer to spend more time with me. Is there anyway to get custody over my cat when the time comes for my sister to move out even though I'm in high school? I cannot imagine my life without her, and I am way too attached and cannot even be a day apart from her.

By |2019-07-22T12:50:13+00:00July 22nd, 2019|

My ex rehomed my dog. How do I get him back?

I would like to know what steps I can take to get my dog Alex, who I have had for many years, back. My ex has rehomed him. I do know where the dog is, but the new owners won't let me see him and aren't willing to talk. What can I do?

By |2019-07-22T12:39:54+00:00July 22nd, 2019|

Can I buy my dog back after signing him over?

I took a dog in, but I am unable to pay the vet bill. I asked about every option, and of course being scared and worried, I signed him over to them. I called to see how he was doing and was told that I don't have any right to call them, he will be fixed, and he will go to a shelter. They said to not ever call again and harass them. They were completely dismissive, and I honestly feel like I made a mistake. Is there any way I can buy him back?

By |2019-07-17T13:26:40+00:00July 17th, 2019|

A lady is trying to give away my dog.

I lost my dog, but I recently found a lady trying to give her away on Facebook saying that it’s hers. When I tried to message her, she didn't answer and always cancels when I try to plan to meet. I’m not her registered owner though. What can I do?

By |2019-07-17T12:21:55+00:00July 17th, 2019|

I couldn’t afford the surgery my dog needed.

A week ago I took my puppy in because I could tell he wasn’t feeling good. The vet wanted $900 just for a ultra sound and X-ray to see what was wrong with him. I was told it could be a $2,000 - $3,000 surgery. Me and my fiancé asked if there was anything else they could do so they gave him medicine hoping he would be better by the next day. He still wasn’t better so I decided to take him to a new vet. They took him into the room right away, and less than 10 minutes later she came out saying he has a bunch of kidney stones and needs surgery which will cost $6,000-$10,000. They said I can pay for it, and if I can’t, I have to give him up. They didn’t give me payment options or anything. It was 1 or the other. I don’t have that much money I’m only 19. They took him and said they will do the surgery then find someone who will adopt him. I’m so confused why someone gets to adopt my healthy pup now. It doesn’t seem right. I couldn’t afford it so I lose my best friend, but the next person gets to adopt him with no other surgery prices? Please help I don’t know what to do, and this doesn’t seem right.

By |2019-07-17T12:13:08+00:00July 17th, 2019|

How can I get my dog’s puppies back?

Is there any legal right I can back myself with to get my dog’s puppy back? My dog and my mom’s dog had puppies together. Mine had four. We kept two and a family member wanted the other two. It has been almost a year and the dogs have not been groomed or taken to the vet, and she leaves the dogs outside in the freezing winter and now hot summer. They are a very small breed of dog and are not meant to stay outside. We established terms of care before asking for the $100 rehoming fee. The terms they agreed to was to take them to the vet when needed, get them groomed regularly, and to never leave them outside because they’re too small. We wanted to make sure they were taken care of and were going to a good home. She swore to these terms and has broken every one of them. I wish we would have signed a contract, but that seemed to be a bit much since they were my family. Now, we want them back, but they refuse. I’ve had every member of the family tell me that they love one of the dogs but hate the other. So, they’ve basically told me they don’t want her, they’ve neglected the care we agreed on, and they refuse to give the dogs back. What can I do to at least get the dog that they said they don't even like back?

By |2019-07-10T15:30:57+00:00July 10th, 2019|

I gave my dog to my coworker and I want to see him.

I gave my dog to one of my coworkers 4 years ago due to my living situation. My coworker and I had a verbal agreement that I could see him and take him when I would like. I haven't seen him once in four years and have contacted the person that I gave my dog to several times over the last four years with no response. I have now contacted his wife, and they are denying me the right to see him. I still have all of his paperwork stating that I am his legal owner. What should I do?

By |2019-07-10T15:15:59+00:00July 10th, 2019|

Is the dog legally mine?

My grandparents owned two dogs. They are currently going through a divorce. She moved to GA and left both dogs behind. It has been a year and half since she left. She has been back in Alabama 3 times and never took the dog back to Georgia either of those 3 times. I asked my grandfather if I could have one of the dogs & he willingly gave her to me. She has been living with me for a little over a month now, I have paid for flea/tick medication, food and supplies. I have taken great care of her since she has been with me. I posted pictures of the dog on FB and word got around that I had the dog. Now she is demanding I give the dog to her & is threatening to bring the police to my door. Do I legally have to give the dog to her? Or is she legally mine since the owner she was living with gave her to me?

By |2019-07-10T15:11:13+00:00July 10th, 2019|

I am attached to my friend’s father’s dog.

I got attached to my friend's father's dog. She has never been to the vet and has no papers. The dog is also attached to me. If I take her to the vet, without the father knowing, will she legally be mine, or will there be an issue?

By |2019-07-10T14:46:56+00:00July 10th, 2019|