He and I agreed he would take care of my dog until I came back from treatment, we have had him chipped prior to this agreement in my name. How do I get him back in Fremont, NE?
Call the police and report the theft. Use the location from the chip so you & the police can locate the animal.
Most lawyers will give you a free consultation if you ask for one. We do this all the time, but remember that our time is valuable and you should stay with the people who help you the most.
If the dog is yours and you can prove it, then if it is not returned you can contact the local police and file a theft report. Police may or may not get involved, sometimes they decide that ownership is not clear and the dispute is a civil matter. If police will not intervene and help you recover your dog, then you will have to sue your ex in civil court to get your property, the dog, back.
The information that I am providing is general information based on my understanding of your question. You cannot and should not rely on this general advice in making legal decisions. There may be important information that you did not include in your question that could drastically change the advice an attorney that was fully informed would give you. I am not your attorney. My response does not create an attorney client relationship.
Do you have a receipt or a check stub or some documentation for what you paid for the dog? IF so, call the police and make a report. The amount you paid for the dog is going to determine whether this is a felony or misdemeanor. If the police won't help, still ask that a report be made and get a report number, then file a civil suit. Dogs are property, and you will still need to prove the dog is yours. The chip documentation will obviously help, as will vet bills, licensing in your name, etc.
I am a licensed attorney in the state of Nebraska. However, the advice I give here is not to be taken as legal advice. It is merely my opinion based on the limited information given. In order to assure that your legal rights are being properly represented I would always recommend going in for a consultation with an attorney to explain your case in detail and answer any questions the attorney might have.
This is what is termed by law "bailment." You agreed that your ex (maybe he wasn't your ex then) would keep and care for your dog for a certain period of time. Do you have any documentation confirming that agreement? Even texts or emails can be helpful in these situations. Best of luck!
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