Marion, IA asked in Animal / Dog Law and Domestic Violence for Iowa

Q: So my parents abused me and I left about a year ago. I want to go back for my dogs. How would I do that?

My father abused them also but it was only two dogs he did it to.

1 Lawyer Answer

Erik Steven Fisk

Answered
  • Licensed in Iowa

A: Were you a minor? Are you a minor now? What's your claim to the dogs over your parents'? Generally speaking, pets are treated just like personal property under the law.

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