Saraland, AL asked in Animal / Dog Law for Alabama

Q: Does my mom have leg to stand on when it comes to a civil suit between her and another man over her dog?

About a year ago, my mom had to let someone foster her dog due to my father becoming fatally ill. When she had the means and time to take her back, he refused to let her. She has even offered to pay him vet bills (if he's taken her) as well as a paying for her all over again. She has receipts from the day my dad bought her, documentation of vet visits, and screenshots over facebook of a conversation they had where he said he would give her back because she was truly my mom's dog, but then changed his mind and refused. Is there anything I can help her do about this? She's truly miserable without that dog after my dad's passing in December and I am willing to do anything to help ease her heartbreak.

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A: You could certainly go to court over this and say that the dog (which is property in the eyes of the law) was and remains your mother's property. If the other person's defense is simply that she now wants to the dog, then the other person will loose. COntact a lawyer and get all the facts to him or her and see if you have a remedy in District Court.

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