Sacramento, CA asked in Animal / Dog Law for California

Q: Can the pound take away your dog if the has a broken leg that wasn't fixed then dog got loose pick up by pound?

SPCA said I can't get my dog back that was picked up cuz he got loose and had a broken leg the broken leg was a prior injury how do I get my dog back State of California is it legal for them to take away my dog like that because they're not allowing me to get my dog out and I'm willing to pay for his broken leg but they're not willing to give me back my dog thank you

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William John Light
William John Light
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Yes, its legal. Failing to provide necessary veterinary care to your injured animal can be a crime. Animal Control is within its rights to refuse to return the dog to you. You have demonstrated that you are not fit to provide a safe home for it.

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