Las Vegas, NV asked in Animal / Dog Law for Arizona

Q: my dog was taken 3 years ago we found him but people wont give him back what can i do legally

a lady picked my dog up when he got out said she had a client take him to the pound. we have been searching for 3yrs. found him with the same lady that said she gave him to client and she wont give him back what can i do legally

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Frankie  Adamo
Frankie Adamo
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: Before we begin, how do you know that the "lady" did not bring the dog to the pound and, after a period of time has past, simply adopted the dog? Sadly, animals that are in the pound too long without being adopted are subject to euthanized. Often, the person bringing the dog to the pound will ask to be notified, if no one claims the dog. Three years is a long time.

I suggest you find out first whether or not she legally adopted the dog. The pound should have records.

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