Q: My best friend got a dog 6 yrs ago. She travels for work, knowing I was already helping take care of her cat, I begged
Her not to get one. The 1st 2yrs I had the dog every other week plus any personal holidays she took. The next 3 yrs I had him from Sat mid=afternoon until Friday morning. (Yes 5=6 days per week) Occasionally Thurs pm if I brought him to her. Then covid. No Travel. We shared for almost a year, but the dog hated leaving me. So now she won't let me see or have him. Yes it's registered to her and she paid vet but I took him and have Many witnesses to me being primary care taker. If I just bring the dog home can she come at me criminally or just civilly? Can I claim ownership somehow since that's what the poor dog thinks? Plus he's old! So mean. Anyway= where could that go legally? Is Theft really viable? Would any normal police dept get involved? Or refer it to civil?
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