Q: My daughter abandoned her dog two months ago her at my house in California what can I do
My daughter was living with us, and she left two months ago, she left to work and hasn't been back since. She is having her episodes(bipolar with schizophrenic tendencies) at the moment and wants her dog, but she hasn't called or came to see him since she left that day to work, and we are afraid she will come take him if not home. What should we do, I know she isn't capable of caring for him
A: Give her the dog back. She was having a medical emergency, not abandoning a dog. If the dog was abandoned, you should have surrendered it to Animal Control, then adopted it through appropriate legal channels. What you are attempting to do sounds like theft.
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