Legal Question in Civil Litigation in Florida

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?

Asked on 7/07/13, 5:26 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

David Slater David P. Slater, Esq.

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.

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Answered on 7/07/13, 5:33 am

Barry Stein De Cardenas, Freixas, Stein & Zachary

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.

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Answered on 7/07/13, 8:00 am

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