Cambridge, MA asked in Animal / Dog Law for Massachusetts

Q: Puppy given away by a third party third-party new persons register the dog and now claims she's there's

Unregistered puppy unable to stay with us temporarily bought out of state (ithica new york) for temporary safekeeping. The place where the dog was being kept gave the dog away to someone else les than two days in their possession. They say the dog was abandoned which was not the case. We reached out immediately to the people that received the dog and they refused to give the dog back. The people that receive the dog have now registered the puppy and refused to give the dog back knowing that the dog belongs to someone else. Do I have a case to retrieve the dog in civil court.we have Proof that we had the dog in our possession before. My friend can vouch that he gave us the puppy. This is all transpired in about a week's time. We wanted the dog to have puppies and they have now Spade the dog. They said they will see us in cour, and that they will win. We just want the dog back we're just trying to figure out how to get it back.

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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: How did the dog leave your possession and end up in theirs? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

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