My dog got loose and was snatched by one of my neighbors. I called the police at the time of the abduction and the only advice that the officer could give me is to take him to civil court. My questions are as follows: 1. What steps should I take to be prepared for the court case? Do I need to gather evidence that she has been residing at my house for the past several months? Is this a civil matter or a criminal matter? Is there someone with whom I could talk to about building a case? Thanks! Matt P.