Liverpool, NY asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Animal / Dog Law for New York

Q: I live in my parents' house, and my sister has threatened to take my dog away/surrender him many times. Can she do that?

I got my dog from my aunt and uncle. He's my responsibility from training to vet visits, so on and so forth. My sister doesn't think I'm doing enough to train him, and has made it a point that she wants to get rid of him. We both live in my parents' house, and we both pay to live here. Does she have any legal right to do this? The threats are freaking me out.

1 Lawyer Answer
Marco Caviglia
Marco Caviglia
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Lagrangeville, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Before turning this into a legal case, speak to your parents, who I am sure will resolve this in little time.

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