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It is wrong to refuse to return a dog to owners suspected of neglect?

According to a recent local news report, a family's dog escaped from their backyard. It was found by another party who paid a rather large sum of money to give it medical care and then placed it in foster care. The family searched for their dog, soon discovering the facts and asking for its return. They offered to pay back the cost of the medical care. However, the finders have refused citing a number of things including the suspicion of neglect. Is that wrong? Should the family get the dog back?

Trey Peden , 25.06.2014, 17:30
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DianaHsieh, 01.07.2014, 21:26
Here's the article: http://www.mercurynews.com/News/ci_26017651/Herhold:--A-husky-goes-missing

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