Q: Hello, I have a question another contracts
A couple years ago I adopted a dog from a breeder. She came highly recommended and seemed to be great but we received news this morning that she has been arrested for neglect and forging medical documents. The problem is she had us sign a contract before we took our dog and it basically outlined that we agreed to give them a good environment, agreed not to breed the dog, but also detailed that if we decided to get rid of her, something happened to us, or if she decided conditions were bad she would get the dog. Given that she has been arrested for neglect and all her animals seized would she be able to enforce this contract and take the dog if anything were to happen to us?
A: She would have to sue you to enforce the contract, which would cost her a significant amount of money, and it sounds like she has her own legal problems to take care of. In other words, I wouldn't be very worried about that occurring. It is difficult to say anything about the enforceability of the contract without reviewing it line-by-line, however, she would have to go through a lengthy process to enforce the contract. She won't be able to just show up to your door with the contract and the Sheriff and seize the dog.
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