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My partner has over a month ago had her dog stolen by her

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My partner has over a month ago had her dog stolen by her ex, police came and stated there was enough evidence to arrest him. They couldn't find him and therefore couldn't do what they said - arrest and seize the dog. Eventually it was handed down to a domestic unit within the police. They have since dropped theft charges said she needs to forget the dog and she is safer without the dog. She hasn't been told that domestic abuse charges have been dropped, but he is exploiting his Police information notice (issued for him harrasing her) and he is now harrasing her once again by text. She is not replying, but the police are not doing an awful lot, just logging everything and not acting. Can we still go through a small claims court to claim the dog back? The dog is registered to her, microchipped to her, she paid for it, up until the dog was "stolen" even if the police don't deem it theft anymore - she was the primary dog walker, she pays the bills, pays insurance, pays for dog food. Now today he asked her to transfer the microchip into his name. I believe this is to stop any court action? Where do we stand? Thank you
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

Why are you involved in this?

Just worried about your position.