I found a lost dog posted signs every so the owner can find the dog after 4 months the dog owner never answer the adds so I then to the dog to get fix ,chip and to clam it as my own now a month later the own finds me and wants the dog back what do I do?
2 Answers from Attorneys
If you contacted the owner and he waited 4 months to contact you, the dog is yours. At the very least, he owes the money you spent.
If they can prove the dog is theirs, then the fact that you made a diligent effort to find them wont end their ownership. They likely are entitled to a return of the dog.