Atlanta, GA asked in Animal / Dog Law and Wrongful Death for Georgia

Q: What would be the penalty for stealing a dog because the owner was threatening to have him euthanized for no reason.

I really want to know if there would be jail time included or what the fines could look like if any. Its not for dog fighting. Im just trying to get this dog out of a bad situation and the owner refuses to let me have him. The dog and owner live in Locust Grove Georgia but I live in Milner Georgia if the areas make any difference

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing

A: It's theft so if they want to have the police find you then you are looking at a criminal charge. My advice: let the humane society know and let them handle it. If it is abuse they can step in. If not, you need to back away.

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