Whitinsville, MA asked in Animal / Dog Law for Massachusetts

Q: A friend of mine stole my service dog what can I do to get him back?

I live in Auburn Massachusetts if that helps in any way

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Joanne Belasco
Joanne Belasco
Answered
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • East Boston, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: I can't speak to your specific issue unless you are a client. Generally speaking, under Massachusetts law, a dog is considered property. Several options exist when someone takes property. One option is to file a police report. If the police will not handle the matter, then you may need to consult with an attorney who handles litigation about suing the person to get the dog back.

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