If my husband gave away my puppy, what can I do to get it back?

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If my husband gave away my puppy, what can I do to get it back?

He regret doing it and asked the people to return the puppy. They said no. All I have is a receipt showing that I paid 500 to the previous owner. What can I do legally?

Asked on May 19, 2015 under Business Law, New Jersey

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

You can't do anything legally. If you were married when you bought the puppy, he was an owner of the puppy, too. As an owner, he could legally gift or give it to someone else. The person who gets a gift from someone who own's property is not required to return it.


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