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Old 05-05-2013, 02:58 PM   #18
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Re: Found stray dog - holding period before ownership is ours?

Our shelter allows us to foster lost dogs if we have any interest in doing so. We take them in, they get pics and details then we take the dog back home. When the family comes looking for them at the shelter, the shelter contacts us.

Your shelter should also be able to tell you when the dog is legally yours regardless what you choose to do.

I would be really hesitant to leave the dog at the shelter if you do not want him put down.

ETA: If you don't get the answer you want from a shelter worker, go up the chain, we have had some VERY ill informed ppl "help" us. One guy made us turn over a lost dog with no id or microchip whom we wanted to foster and possibly keep if not claimed. This worker was just surly and seemed to want to push ppl around. Looking back we should have asked for his manager, he was in the wrong.
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