What to do if I had a pet and turned it over to the SPCA for temporary housing but they adopted it out?

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What to do if I had a pet and turned it over to the SPCA for temporary housing but they adopted it out?

I agreed to a pick-up date but they adopted my dog out 1 day prior to pick-up, being less than 2 weeks. I filed a claim against them.

Asked on November 24, 2012 under Business Law, South Carolina

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Given what you have written I suggest that you have a face to face meeting with the person in charge of the SPCA to see what he or she will do about getting your pet delivered back to you since the adoption was clearly a mistake. If you get no recourse, then you should consult with a consumer law attorney for assistance where you might need to file suit against the SPCA and the person who adopted the animal if he or she will not voluntarily return it to you.


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