Bring your I.D. to the police station and make a police report for your brother wrongfully taking your dog. Perhaps one contact from the police to your brother will get you your dog returned to you.
Animals are a form of property under the law. If this were a ring instead of a dog, the answer would be apparent. The dog is yours. The problem will be getting it back.
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Your brother does not have the right to keep your dog. You may have to sue to get the dog back.
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No, your brother should not be able to keep the dog. If necessary, contact the police and report the dog as stolen by your brother. If the police cannot help you get your dog back, contact a civil attorney for further legal action against your brother.
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Sue your brother in small claims court unless the dog is worth more than $ 3,000.
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