El Paso, TX asked in Animal / Dog Law for Texas

Q: My dog was stolen two years ago. I saw my dog on a pet page and contacted them. How do I get my dog back?

I told them I would pay for a DNA test to prove he is my dog since my brother has his daughter to test the DNA with. I told her I had his AKC Paperwork, pedigree, and pictures of him with our family.

I contacted the police two years ago, but I did not know where he was. I contacted animal control. as well to see of anyone had turned him in.

She has blocked me on Facebook.

I would like to know how can I get my dog back?

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1 Lawyer Answer
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
  • Frisco, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: You can file a suit for "replevin." Such a suit seeks the return of a specific item of personal property (other than money) in possession of the other party that rightfully belongs to you. In this case, the item is the dog.

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