Indianapolis, IN asked in Adoption and Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky

Q: Do I have to legally give my friend back his dog while fostering if no legal papers were wrote up ?

I live in Kentucky and my friend wasn’t nice to his puppy & took his anger out on her . For example : I’ve seen him scream at her , shake her , and attempt to choke her ( I stopped him ) .He asked me to foster her until he gets stable which I agreed to . He’s still not Stable , and he gets moody . When he comes to visit the puppy she cries and won’t leave my lap . He never took care of her . She’s been with me going on two months now . He has a record from getting her first round of shots but that’s it .when I agree to foster her , there wasn’t any legal paper work wrote up. When this gentleman gets moody he gets angry and he takes it out on anything and everything around him . I’m afraid he won’t take care of her and that he’ll mistreat her just like he did before if he gets her back

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

A: Yes. The dog belongs to him. You just said so in your question. If he is mistreating the dog, report him to animal services. If they remove the dog, them you can possibly adopt him.

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