Bowling Green, KY asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky

Q: If you own a dog - papers and microchip to prove it- but someone housed it for over a year- to whom does it belong?

My college son bought German Sheppard for$550. He went looking for a place that allowed dogs to rent along with 3 other boys one who is the son of lets say the Smith family . They found an apartment but it didn't allow pets. The smith boy insisted they get the place and his family said they would keep the dog for my son.

My son goes away to another school for basketball scholoarship Son comes back to get dog. Family says he can not have it back. Filed a report but police said it's a civil case. My son has papers to prove - receipt and phone number of people he bought her from- microchipped- vet receipts and details- He visited her often and took her home with him a few times during breaks, and paid for her food except for 1 semester during basketball in another city- . There were no contracts between the parties- they offered to keep her and he accepted the offer. They knew it was temporary.

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Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: Sue them for the return of the dog.

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