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post #1 of 20 Old 03-03-2012, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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Do I have just cause to take the dog back?

I gave this woman 2 dogs. One she left out and it ran out into the street and got hit by a plow. Unfortunately it did have to put down.

The other dog has a severe case of mange and its nails are so long they are starting to curl backwards. She's alright in weight but could be better. She's had mange for about 2.5 months.


Do I have enough just cause to take the dog back?

Yes or no?

I think I am since I initially gave her the dog. But I just want assurance.

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post #2 of 20 Old 03-03-2012, 04:37 PM
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the only dogs that i've seen with nails that curled are either tied up or kept in very small places with no exercise...mange is also unacceptable. That would be enough for me, personally, to ask for the dog back.

Hope everything works out with the dog.
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In this case-could go either way. Certainly you can ask, and the current owner can say no. I am guessing there is nothing in writing.....

So, I would suggest you call animal control. Legally, not your dog anymore, but that is JMHO.

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I'm trying to get an answer quickly because I will only be in the house for about 2 hours. The dog isn't exercised at all which is bad for a lab. I feel responsible because the person who asked me to bring them the dogs said she was an experienced dog trainer and the dog she has left has has no training and is not in good health. I don't want to see it die as well.

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I agree with franknbeans. You gave her the dog, it's not your business anymore...If the dog has had mange for 2.5 months and you knew about it, you've almost just as guilty as she is for letting it go on and not informing the right people about it...you can't do anything as you've passed ownership over to the woman. All you can do it call your local aspca and police dept..That doesn't mean that you'll get the dog back, just that they may be able to get the dog out of the situation.
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post #6 of 20 Old 03-03-2012, 04:54 PM
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If you didn't have a contract you can't just take the dog back.

You can ask for it back.

Or contact animal services.

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I'm trying to get an answer quickly because I will only be in the house for about 2 hours.
So check back later. This is not something that just happened. Again-please call the authorities, especially if you feel that the dog is in imminent danger.

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You forfeited ownership of the dog, therefor you can't take it back unless you had a contract with the new owner. I suppose you could ask to have the dog back. But you can't just take it.

Call the Humane Society. That's really the only thing you can do.

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It sounds like an ongoing saga of neglect. I agree with everyone else, unless you have a buyback, or take back agreement then mot much you can do.

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No I didn't know about it. We were living with the woman then and left. The dog didn't have mange then. We came back today 2.5 months later and the dog is eaten up in it. Its not my fault. I'm trying to get justification on whether or not the I'm going to be doing the wrong thing by wanting to rescue it. The dog hasn't left my side since I got here. She's a great dog and she doesn't deserve this.

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