Chandler, AZ asked in Criminal Law and Animal / Dog Law for Arizona

Q: My Service dog's foster mother took my dog out of my house and put her in her car without my permission.

She denies the whole thing but I have 4 whiteness. She was helping us clean and thought it was unsafe for the dogs to live in. The police where there the night before on a medical emergency and did not say anything or take any actions about the condition of our hours. The foster mom was also drinking. Would thus qualify as stolen property?

1 Lawyer Answer

Zachary Divelbiss

Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Glendale, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: This is a very unfortunate situation. I recommend contacting the police to file a police report if you want to pursue criminal charges against the ex. If you are looking to sue the ex directly for stolen property then you will need to contact a civil litigation attorney who can help you out. Animals are considered property in the eyes of the law so civil attorneys can help you the most and you may wish to repost your question to the civil law forum get more answers. Good luck.

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