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Hi in july I was sentenced for perverting the cause of justice

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Hi in july I was sentenced for perverting the cause of justice under common law I was put inside for 7 weeks I put my dogs In a rehoming sanctuary now released I want them back they were are working terriers and one lurcher I have been pest control since I was 10 yrs old I have discovered that one of my dogs has been put to sleep as they tried in vain to teach him not to hunt he was a cracking dog I miss them so much can you help me to get them back to me I love them so much every day without them kills me thankyou Eddie
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.

Thank you for your question. My name is Jo and I will try to help with this.

Sorry for the delay.

When you say you put them into a rehoming centre did you agree to rehoming or just kenneling ?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Because of my situation I did not know how long I would be put away so I signed them over to the shelter which I now regret I never thought I would get weeks I thought the worst they have destroyed one of my dogs so far I'm not happy

Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.
Yes, I do understand.

Ultimately though I'm afraid if you handed him over for rehoming then he was no longer your property. However much our dogs mean to us they are property. When you pass them onto a rescue they become their property.

Of they have rehomed one of them then title to him has passed to another.

In relation to the one they destroyed, obviously he belonged to them and there is no offence in putting down a dog humanly. That said, many rescues do operate a no kill policy and if so this would seem to be a breach. You could complain to the charities commission. I suppose you could also try to sue for the sum of money he was worth but that would not be sensible. Dogs have a value to their owners that vastly exceeds their legal worth I'm afraid.

I'm very sorry as I know how important dogs are.

Can I clarify anything for you?