|Barked: Mon Nov 4, '13 3:29pm PST |
|I'll try to keep this short and bullet-ed:
* I had an emotional support animal, "Nalla" when I met "K" in 2004. Nalla was then 8 years old.
* In 2009, "K" and I began dating and living together while raising her then infant daughter "E"
* In July 2010, "Nalla" passed away. I was heartbroken and depressed without my longtime ESA.
* In late August 2010, a mutual friend of ours spotted a puppy coming down the block with her owners and ran to me, knowing how upset I was over the recent loss of Nalla.
* "K" immediately gives in and gets the $75 dollar donation the owners are asking from the bank, which is her account, but I regularly add to and take from. Sage is my new best friend instantly.
*July 2012, "K" and I break up. The details arent relevant, but i moved out and asked my sister if she wanted to move in with me and be my roommate. She agrees, Sage does too and is added on the lease with me and my kid sister.
*Jan 2013- Kid sister goes back to South Dakota for school and "K" and I make an attempt to reconcile and continue co-parenting minor child, "E". We agree to a lease on a new place and add Sage.
*February 2013- I get a formal recommendation from a doctor to keep an Emotional Support Animal. Sage has filled this role from day one.
*April 2013- "K" moves out and is removed from the lease. She moves into her step-mothers house with minor child "E". I am still the non-biological, and only father "E" has ever had, so we continue to have a parenting relationship. Sage stays with me.
*July 2013- I room up with a friend in her condo for 3 months. Life made it so that it was mutually beneficial. She needed money, I needed a new place to live. Sage comes with me, of course.
*Sep 2013- On a visit to "K" house to see "E", I bring Sage. During my visit, "K" is upset that I am critical of her health and she begins arguing with me. Arguement escalets, I call the police on her for impeding my escape from the house. Sage is on her porch at the time the police came because I dont want them shooting my dog for wagging her tail in a "threatening manner". Because "K" injured herself kicking down the bedroom door which I locked myself in while waiting for police to arrive, I WAS ARRESTED for Domestic Violence. This happened on or about 9/28/2013
*9/29/2013- "K" sends me an email in county jail telling me she is filing a TRO and will talk to a friend of mine for me to get e a place to stay when i got out (I was only staying at aforementioned friends house until the end of September). She also says that "She will not keep Sage from me, or any of my belongings. I just want to be left alone. Please make arrangements with "Party C & D" to get Sage when you find a new place.
*10/21/13- Last Day of TRO being in effect. This is the date she can extend it for 5 years if she wants. I dont care, so I dont go. Let her have what she wants, its better for me anyway, as long as shes promised to give me Sage, Im fine.
*10/23/13 - I facebook message "K", having not been served with a new RO and asked her when I could come get Sage. She sees the message, does not answer and blocks me. I message aforementioned Party C and D and its obvious they are with "K" because they screenshot me a copy of the RO via facebook. The mother of Party D sends me a text message saying that ""K" says that Sage is the family pet and she is keeping her. Sorry"
Its childish, and its crappy, yes. The woman lost me emotionally years ago and has been trying to hurt me any way she can. Since I didnt care to fight her request for an Order of Protection, she lashed out at the only thing I wanted back from the house, which I only brought with me for my visit to her daughter I helped to raise, Sage.
Despite this being OBVIOUSLY MY DOG, no one is willing to help. State Agencies are sending me in circles. Cops are jerks and tell me its not their problem. Civil lawyers tell me its expensive to sue and my recovery wouldnt be enough....
Anyone have a solid lead on this? Also, CA State bar association doesnt have any lawyers in their system to handle "these types of cases"... Are you kidding me... in CA??
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