Omaha, NE asked in Animal / Dog Law for North Dakota

Q: Who has rights to the dog?

We assumed responsibility for a dog unexpectedly a few weeks ago as the owner went to jail. They originally said they wanted us to take care of the dog. Now they are supposed to get out in 2 months and want the dog back. I've taken the dog to the vet for all

Her shots and set up an appointment to get her fixed. The original owner doesn't want her fixed as she wants to breed the dog. Who has the rights when she gets out of jail??

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Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne
  • St. Louis Park, MN
  • Licensed in North Dakota

A: They did not gift the dog to you, they wanted you to take care of the dog. Therefore, the original owner.

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