|Barked: Sun Mar 3, '13 1:58pm PST |
|I'm going to assume you did search for her, post flyers, do the things people would normally do when their dog goes missing, etc.. It is strange that they claim the vet tried to contact you but couldn't, but then found you 2 years later. Now, was it the former caretakers of the dog who said that, or was it the vet? If it was the former caretakers, my first instinct would be that they're lying.
And another thing... If you know for a fact she was stolen and didn't just run off, then how do you know these folks weren't the ones who stole her? There's so many things to consider. Like how did they get your address? I don't know your local laws, but I know here that it is illegal for a business like a vet's to give out their client's private information like that. For that matter, what made them give up the dog so she could go back to you in the first place? Was it the vet who contacted you to say they found your dog? Did these people give her up on their own? Did they give her up believing that they could force you to give them an easy $600? Until you find out, I agree with everything Squ'mey said.
From what little information there is in the first post, I don't really know what to think, but so far I don't trust these strangers one bit.
If I was in your situation I'd be fighting with everything I've got to keep my dog.
Also, if we're considering emotional attachment, sure they had her for 1 year, but you raised her and had her for 2. I might be more sympathetic with the strangers if they had her for 5 years and your dog didn't even recognize you, or something, but that was not the case. I agree with Nare there... "The fact that they're considering the dog an 'investment' of $600 in vet bills tells me that they don't really care for the dog's well-being."
Edited by author Sun Mar 3, '13 2:08pm PST
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