Bradford, PA asked in Animal / Dog Law for Pennsylvania

Q: my ex wife took our dog to SPCA without my permission

My wife and I split up and she moved 8 hours away. She took our dog to the local SPCA. When I went to go get her, the employee, who is friends with my ex, stated that the dog has already been adopted and refused to tell me who adopted my dog. I had the money for the adoption in hand but the employee refused to give me any information. What or who do I contact to get my dog back?? I live in PA

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Courts in PA generally do not get involved in animal custody. Discuss it with the lawyer handling your divorce. Possible if it was known to be jointly owned that the SPCA may have some liability but I don't see it, under the law.

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