New Orleans, LA asked in Animal / Dog Law for Louisiana

Q: I found a dog and weeks later the owner showed up. The dog was very neglected. Do I have to return the dog

His health has improved dramatically since I've cared for him.

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Covington, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: Do you have proof that you have 1) licensed, 2) vaccinated, 3) neutered, or 4) gotten the dog medical care?

Does he have proof that he 1) bought, 2) licensed, 3) vaccinated, 4) neutered, or 5) gotten medical care for the dog?

Who ever has more of 1), 2), 3), 4), 5) wins, and owns the dog.

P.S. you need a fenced yard also to prevent the dog from wandering so if someone enters your yard they have clearly trespassed.

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