Louisville, KY asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky

Q: Can I sue someone to return my dog someone else gave away?

I had two dogs that were from the same litter. The first dog, I still have, I got at 6 weeks old and then the second dog I got from 8 weeks, they're again siblings. I had both up until 3 months ago when my mother gave away my second dog via facebook. The only transaction made was $40 in exchange for the cage but no money for the dog was taken. I talked with the couple adopting her and said I'm only agreeing to adopt her if you agree to meet up with me once a month so I know she's ok and so her brother can see her. 2 months pass with me trying to meet with her and her responding with excuses. Well finally a month ago I contacted her asking why we haven't met up, where she then replied she had no intention to meet up. I immediately asked for her to return my dog, she declined saying she was her dog and she had her micro chipped. I tried multiple times to contact her.

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

A: If you have proof that the second dog was yours (ie vet records, registration papers etc), you can sue the woman and probably get the dog back.

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