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Do i have to return a lost dog?

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I found a german shepherd running down the middle of the highhway. I picked her up so she wouldn't get hit. I called the animal shelter and told them I had found a german shepherd, i posted it in the newspaper, put up a sign at the post office, posted on Craigslist and nobody ever claimed her. It's been 3 months and no luck. I gave up after 2-3 weeks of advertising. I left all the signs and posts, but stopped actively looking. 3 months later (today)

(Posted on Craigslist Lost & Found)

Someone stole my german shepherd (Kairai) out of my padlocked fenced in backyard! It happened July 24th of 2013. We are a young married couple and we love and miss our Kairai! We have no kids and so Kairai is like our baby! We are not offering a reward but know she is much loved! Please bring Kairai home!

First of all....July 24th...No. I picked her up July 15th. Thats almost 10 days that they didn't notice the dog was gone? I've cared for this dog, me and my kids are attached, i've trained her...I don't want to give her back. She was very skinny and shy when I got her...Now shes back to health and very fun and energetic. I have proof that i've posted it on CL and notified the animal shelter...I really don't wanna give her back. If they find out I have Kairai, Can the police take her away from us? Theres no special marks or anything to prove that Kairai, is Kairai. She had a tag on her that said "My Name Is Krazy Kairai" which has been changed to "Kyrie La'Bell" (Our last name)

What rigts, after 3 months, do Kairai's previous owners have if they were to find out?

Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 30, 2013 at 2:19 PM
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Coconutty4Hubby
by Cafe Goddess on Oct. 30, 2013 at 3:13 PM
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Do people seriously think that dog owners have never shocked themselves with that collar? LMAO, I shocked my husband and he shocked me once. it was awesomely hilarious, a little painful, but funny all the same. I screeched like a banshee

Quoting sarah824:

Yep, sure have. Not the end of the world and for 9 years it kept the dogs in the yard. Obviously it didn't hurt my 100 lb dog too bad because he ran right through it and took off, but thanks! 

Quoting Anonymous:

 you lost me at shock collar... have you ever put one around your neck and gave it a buzz?



Quoting sarah824:

 He was in a fenced backyard AND wearing a shock collar attached to an electric fence. He was missing his best friend who had been put down 2 weeks earlier. He banged into the gate to open it and busted over the electric fence.

I still think she should return the dog. It is the RIGHT thing to do.

Quoting Anonymous:

 As unfortunate as that is for you and your family - you should have kept him/her leashed or in a fenced in back yard.

If what the OP described really happened, had him for checked for microchip and put up flyers and such - and no one claimed him then she should be able to keep the dog. Its apparent that the previous dog owners were shitty pet owners and should not be given a chance to redeem themselves now that the dog is healthy.

I hope you find your pup.

Quoting sarah824:

Yes, return the dog. She is NOT yours and her family misses her very much. Our dog ran away 7 weeks ago and we think someone has him. It pisses me off that people think they can just keep a dog because they found it. We have posted flyers, notified vets and shelters, posted all over FB and craigslist and still nothing. I know someone has him.

Do the right thing and return the dog!!

 

 



 


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sarah824
by Platinum Member on Oct. 30, 2013 at 3:14 PM

No, and that was our mistake, but he had tags on. We are in a small town and in order for someone to check if he was chipped they would have taken him to a local vet or shelter and we had reported our dog to all of those places.  

I still stand by my answer that the dog does NOT belong to OP and she should return it. Again, it is the RIGHT thing to do regardless of any circumstances. Maybe the dog was missing longer and that is why it was so skinny and sick. Maybe the owner had her dates mixed up. You never know the whole story.

Quoting Anonymous:

 Ah, was he chipped? like I said unless there are circumstances like you have described, in that case, yes I hope who ever has him returns him, but the said owners of the dog OP is talking about should not get the dog back.

Quoting sarah824:

 He was in a fenced backyard AND wearing a shock collar attached to an electric fence. He was missing his best friend who had been put down 2 weeks earlier. He banged into the gate to open it and busted over the electric fence.

I still think she should return the dog. It is the RIGHT thing to do.

Quoting Anonymous:

 As unfortunate as that is for you and your family - you should have kept him/her leashed or in a fenced in back yard.

If what the OP described really happened, had him for checked for microchip and put up flyers and such - and no one claimed him then she should be able to keep the dog. Its apparent that the previous dog owners were shitty pet owners and should not be given a chance to redeem themselves now that the dog is healthy.

I hope you find your pup.

Quoting sarah824:

Yes, return the dog. She is NOT yours and her family misses her very much. Our dog ran away 7 weeks ago and we think someone has him. It pisses me off that people think they can just keep a dog because they found it. We have posted flyers, notified vets and shelters, posted all over FB and craigslist and still nothing. I know someone has him.

Do the right thing and return the dog!!

 

 

 

 

Gorilla_Mama
by Gold Member on Oct. 30, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Keep it. When my dog ran away for a week the first thing I did was call shelters and vets with his description and let them know to be on the look out, posted fliers, and posted online. He also had a tag with his name and if found call ###. 

Did you leave your number with the shelters? I mean 3 months and they haven't called a single shelter? They would have put 2 and 2 together.

Rachael-Dawn
by Gold Member on Oct. 30, 2013 at 3:14 PM
Well I think any officer who sees what condition she was in when you found her will likely tell you to keep her.
If you found her on the 15th and they didn't notice she was missing until the 24th then that is even worse. You searched actively for the owners. She is yours. If she was healthy upon being found and flyers our ANYTHING at all up looking for her (I would go door knocking all over town if mine went missing and have actually walked in the rain looking for mine, long story) I would give her back.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Oct. 30, 2013 at 3:15 PM

 Being a pet owner - if my dog was missing. Not only would I posting about it in my town, but neighboring towns and cities, counties and other states (since I am close to 2 other states)

I'm not gonna just post flyers and such in my town.

I'm going on facebook, myspace, twitter, instagram...EVERYWHERE. I'll even put a damn ad out on the ad channel on TV.

Its been 3 months and they are just now posting an ad?

they either want a free dog, or didnt give a shit when their dog went missing.

Quoting AmiJanell:

Do we know how far away from home the dog was? If this dog had wandered to another town (which happens) or to another part of a larger city... how do we know that the original owner just wasn't searching in all of the wrong places?  Might they have put up their own flyers in their neighborhood? Might they have called area animal shelters without luck? Maybe it didn't occur to them until now to post an ad on craigslist.  You can't assume the dog was unwanted just because 3 months have passed.  We don't know what steps they took to find their dog.... but now someone HAS found their dog... as doesn't want to return her. 

Quoting Anonymous:

 why the obviously didnt want the dog. If the circumstances around the dog is exactly as OP stated, had it checked for a chip, put up flyers and such and no one came to look for her nor have they claimed her...and they waited months to put an ad up? EFF that - they didnt care about her well being 3 months ago, why let them care now.

Quoting AmiJanell:

If your dog was lost, wouldn't you want someone to return them to you? 

In your posting on craiglist... did you mention the tag? I would contact them and see if they can identify her by her collar and tag that she had on.... if it's their dog... you should return her to her original owner. 

 

 

 

 

smurfbitebug
by on Oct. 30, 2013 at 3:15 PM
Nope that is your dog now, legally.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 12 on Oct. 30, 2013 at 3:16 PM
This dog has been missing since July and they are just now looking for her? Keep the dog.
Heisenberg
by on Oct. 30, 2013 at 3:16 PM

The dog is yours, but for me personally I would find a way to anonymously contact the owners so they know she's alright and happy. I'm not saying that's a good idea, I just couldn't live with myself without at least doing that. 

Cmgmqmmom
by Ruby Member on Oct. 30, 2013 at 3:18 PM
My parents found a dog about twelve years ago. They put up fliers, took or a newspaper ads and took the dog to the vet to see if she was chipped. No one claimed her. Three months later, my aunt sees a sign up for this lost dog. My parents didn't return her. It took them three months to look for her.
I wouldn't give the dog back. She's yours.
lovemymini
by Emerald Member on Oct. 30, 2013 at 3:18 PM
I'd probably keep her. You should've taken down the signs. Tell them that the dates don't match so she can't be theirs.
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