Asked in Family Law, Products Liability and Animal / Dog Law for Alabama

Q: Have dog 5 years. Family agreed to watch our dog until we got back on our feet-6 months, he chipped him & won't return

We moved in with an uncle when he asked us to help him take care of his dying partner (bone cancer) shortly after his passing he kicked us out and said he would keep our dog until we were in a good place. We found out he had him chipped and now he will not give him back to us. We've had our dog for 5 years. Uncle has had him 6 months and refuses to give him back. We tried asking nicely and tried reasoning with him. He locked the dog behind a door so we couldnt get to him.

1 Lawyer Answer

A: A dog is property. You can sue him. You are going to have to show that he agreed to keep the dog temporarily and that you didn't give the dog to him. GOod luck.

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