Professional pet detectives share their experience and knowledge to help you find a lost pet.
Every pet owner knows that a pet is a treasured member of the family, but pets are considered property under the law (as of this writing). No one may maliciously harm or steal your pet without facing legal action. Your rights as a pet owner also apply if your dog is lost and picked up by local authorities. Here are some laws you should know in case your pet is lost:
The bottom line is that you have to know the laws in your state regarding the loss, theft, or seizure of animals. Once you know the laws, you will be armed with the information you need in order to protect and reclaim your pet.
Nikki Moustaki, MA, MFA, is a dog trainer, bird care and behavior consultant, and a freelance writer in New York City. She is the author of more than 26 books on pet care and training and is the host of www.dogfessions.com.
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