Dude, Where's My Dog?!?
Did someone steal your dog? Unfortunately, it is common for a jealous neighbor to steal your dog when you are not looking. Police Officers often consider this a "civil" matter, even though animals, including house-pets, are considered "property." Typically, theft of property would result in criminal prosecution. However, due to high emotions and the difficulty at the time of the incident to determine who the "true" owner is, the police leave it to the civil justice system to determine who truly owns the animal.
It is important to hire an attorney who knows the proper process to file suit to retrieve your precious pup. The more time that goes by, the greater chance that your pup could be mistreated by his or her new "owner" and the more time the thief has to build a case that the stolen dog belongs to him/her.
At Bergsten Law Offices, we understand that your pet is more than a "pet"; we know your four-legged family member is an important part of your family and we know how to navigate the judicial system to get your family member back.
We have extensive experience litigating the return of stolen pets and look forward to working with you to get your family member back home!
Call 303-623-4000 for a FREE 30 minute consultation.