Minneapolis, MN asked in Animal / Dog Law for North Dakota

Q: I was asked to care for a dog of someone who was evicted from their home. I was told that the owner of the dog would be

bringing me the paperwork to change the chip info on the dog. This request was made on behalf of the owner who also had 4 pit bulls placed with a rescue during this same incident. The owner, in possession of all my contact info, employment and knew where I lived, never showed, never called or anything until nearly two months later. If the owner does come to try and claim the dog, am I required to return it?

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Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne
  • St. Louis Park, MN
  • Licensed in North Dakota

A: Yes, but you may be able to sue them for expenses in caring for the dog.

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