my dog had puppies on sept. 27 of last year and when I found them new homes the owners signed and adoption contract stating that if they were not allowed to rehome the puppy they were to be returned to me. Well one lady that has not kept in touch with me got rid of the puppy and now I am not able to locate him. what legal actions can I take with this?
If you still have her info, you could call and find out who she gave/sold the dog to. You would probably have to take someone to court to get the dog back. It could get pricey, but you do have a leg to stand on, and can probably get the dog back. The ball is in your court.
Not sure where you live, but in Canada you would have to go through a small claims court....Since a contract was signed and money exchanged it is a civil (not criminal) contract and thus police can't and won't get involved. A signed contract is not the be-all/end-all, however you are sitting in a good position to win your case. Hire yourself a good lawyer and go after him.