Leonard R. Boyer's answer This is not the type of transaction that you should engage in long distance. If she does chose to sue you, it would be in NC. A signed contract is not essential to this matter. Threatening to sue someone is easy, actually doing it successfully is not.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer A dog like a cell phone when found is generally another persons property so you cannot keep it and must turn it in. If that is your problem and you get charged hire a criminal lawyer.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer More information is needed, but you need to hire a lawyer generally this charge comes with up to 180 days in jail, $1000 fine and probation and community service. Most of us criminal lawyers offer a free in office consultation, I suggest you set one up ASAP.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer Maybe and probably yes, if you give them the right to do it, but a lawyer would need to read the contract to tell you what your rights and liabilities would be under the agreement.
Marcel Wurms' answer Yes, you should call them or a shelter immediately. If your town has an animal control officer, you can contact them. The police department could also possibly help you.
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H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer The fact is by law the vet does not need to offer you a payment plan and can demand payment at or before services are rendered, thus anything that allows you payment after service is as a courtesy.
Michael A. Conte's answer I would try first asking him for the dog. If that doesn't work, bring your papers to the police and tell them what happened. They may assist you retrieve your dog and/or at least investigate further.
William N. Sosis' answer You really need to think hard about how much you want to see the dog. Since you were never married, the dog is not marital property and therefore not something you should pursue. Realize that you have no "rights" to the dog (even if s/he has your name). And, if it's not too objectionable, you might want to try reconcilling with him. He may just change his mind. Otherwise, try buying your own dog.
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