If we rescued a dog from a non-profit pet rescue last year but had to place it with the SPCA, wht is out legal liability regarding the pet rescue people?

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If we rescued a dog from a non-profit pet rescue last year but had to place it with the SPCA, wht is out legal liability regarding the pet rescue people?

Just over a year later the placement was not working for our family for various reasons so we relinquished the dog to the SPCA. The rescue found out and has sent multiple e-mails, boarding on harassing, insisting our contract ( titled Adoption Agreement) required us to contact the organization if the adoption did not work out for any reason.

Asked on June 6, 2013 under Business Law, California

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If there was a contract, (the Adoption Agreement), then your liability is as set forth in the agreement. If the Agreement does not specify the amount you may be liable for, it would likely be a small amount--e.g. the value of the rescued dog.


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