York, PA asked in Animal / Dog Law for Delaware

Q: Found neglected dog 5 mons ago nursed back to health and old owner now took back and refuses to give it back to me.

I spent 1500dollars on this dog and fell in love since day one. Cop said I need to file civil court case and called the court and said were not giving you a case because you want someone else's dog. When I found her in my back yard ! She was walking on my frozen pond squatting. Peeing blood and I took her to vet and scanned her chip. Was not registered. Vet spent 4 hours searching for any claims for lost pomeranian and nothing. Gave two spcas her chip information and nothing. Took her to vet in warwick and two different vets two different times tryed and nothing. Searched craigslist and posted on facebook. Nobody claimed her so I figured someone dumped her. She has a messed up eye double ear infection and we just got a loan out and played for a 800 dollar bladder stone removal. She also has lynes disease and we got her shots. When I found her her nails were so long they came almost in a complete circle and had hair an inch or two coming out of her paws. I think I deserve my dog back

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1 Lawyer Answer

Charles Snyderman

Answered
  • Wilmington, DE
  • Licensed in Delaware

A: This is a very difficult situation, as any dog lover knows. If you were asking whether the owner has to reimburse you for the money you spent, there's more facts that we would first have to discuss. Unfortunately, the owner does not lose ownership because you came to his dog's rescue.

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