Brentwood, NY asked in Animal / Dog Law for New York

Q: my friend still haven’t pickup dog after two year and now she want her back and what I can do

My friend want me take care of her dog for couple week and she was supposed to pick up the dog but never did it been 2 year now and she want her back

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Benjamin Z. Katz
Benjamin Z. Katz
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  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: A case may be made that your friend abandoned the dog. If you refuse to give the dog back, your friend will have to get a court order, proving the dog was not abandoned and that your friend can provide a better situation for the dog. New York has a “best for all concerned” standard.

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