A dog was given to me by a third-party. The people who gave her to me gave me all sorts of wrong information and I’ve had her for about three months. They showed absolutely no interest in her for a period of five weeks and when I looked it up, it said that she was considered to be abandoned after two weeks and that I could claim ownership 10 days after that. So I had her rabies shots and I had her microchipped, Cops allowed the crazy people who gave her to me in the first place to take her back.
Where did you see this abandonment rule?
What was the terms of your agreement in terms of you keeping the dog. You can sue the owners for reimbursement for the money you put into care for the dog.
If the people "gave" you the dog, then you became the owner of the dog at the time of the gift. The fact you paid for the dogs medical bills would be strong evidence of this transfer of ownership. You can sue for replevin (return of property to the true owner) in small claims court.
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