Fenton, MI asked in Criminal Law and Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky

Q: how much Trouble could I get in from taking someone's dog from Michigan to Kentucky?

Someone I used to be friends with in Michigan neglects her dog, whose a mutt. doesn't feed or water him, or take him outside, or interact with him, never been to a vet, but he's a great dog. I'm about to move to Kentucky and think I'm just going to take him with me. He gets no care and she would rather keep him to be selfish than see him happy. If I did, POTENTIALLY how much trouble could that put me in? I just want what's best for him.

1 Lawyer Answer
Kristin Michelle Russell
Kristin Michelle Russell
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Covington, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: Dogs are personal property in the eyes of the law, so this would be a theft, but the theft you would be committing would actually occur in Michigan, so this is a question that should appear in Michigan criminal law questions.

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