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There are three potential options.
1. You just ensures that the dog is not lost and, if that is not possible, then he is kept upon a collar and tag as then it is unlikely this dog and his microchip will ever come to the attention of the authorities. This has the advantage of being safe, but the disadvantage of the ongoing risk of detection.
2. you get a solicitor write to the old owner warning him we will sue and threaten costs. No real risk to this and it might work but it might not.
3. You seek an injunction against the old owner forcing transfer. This has the advantage of a final resolution but everybody needs to be alive to the risk that the older owner may win.
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yes, they would but they don't always scan.
Usually a collar and tag avoids the need for a scan but you are taking a risk.
Prepared to run the risk of suing. Overall, I think I probably would sue. Its not all that expensive and whether the police can identify the owner is a non issue. Its a different standard of proof at the county court.
You need to get a solicitor to write to him warning him of the risk.
Won't the rescue help with that?
Which is it?
I don't know them but if you refer them to pro dogs direct in Kent they will have someone who can help.
Either would be fine.
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