Can Sarah Get Her Dog Back?
Here's the story,
Sarah takes her dog to a breeder Amanda, and drops it off (three hours away), Amanda has a stud. (party color white with brown spots cocker spaniel)
Sarah talks to Amanda the next day after dropping the dog off. Amanda says she bred the dog once.
the next day Amanda calls Sarah and says the dog ran away. Sarah drives back down, Amanda says she will put up fliers, she does and its the wrong number on all of them.
Sarah finds out that "a" dog at Amandas now has puppies, born at the same that Sarah's dog would of had puppies if it didn't run away(6 puppies, 4 look like sarahs dog).
Sarah has called and sent fliers to all the vets, shelters and humane societies within a 100 mile radius, no one has seen this dog. Sarah has copies of chat room talk and Amanda is talking about a dog named Mazie (Sarahs dogs name) and Amanda is registered with a game called showdogs.com and use's the name Maize as one of her dogs. Amanda also slipped up in a phone conversation and called the dog that had puppies Maize,(she has a black female that she says had the puppies)
What should Sarah do? She went to the police dept, (I know its a civil matter) the officer says "hey I am going to knock on the door and say do you have Sarah's dog and she is going to say no" so he tells Sarah to file a small claims that he can't do anything.
Small claims gives monetary damages, not property, Sarah wants her dog back.
Is this a Stolen dog? What should Sarah do to TRY and get her dog back?