Friday, April 15, 2011
Dog Ownership -What happens if someone takes your dog?
Today, April 15, 2011, Ms. Schwontkowski brought the couple to court to force them to give her dog back. The judge ruled that Ms. Schwontkowski was the rightful owner of "Miss Tilly," but he could not legally force the couple to return the dog. The judge told the couple that they would have to pay $5,000 in damages for not returning the dog. The penalty would be waived if they returned to dog to Ms. Schwontkowski. The couple stated they would pay whatever they had to pay to keep the dog.
This, of course, does not satisfy the rightful owner of the dog. It is a sad story for each of the parties involved. Put yourself in the place of each. What would you do to get your beloved pet back after he/she was wrongfully taken from you? If you found out the dog you have fallen in love with was not rightfully yours, would you give it back?