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As a practical matter you really can't sue the police. They were wrong, no doubt about that, but the amount of legal difficulties to sue the government makes it financially impractical to sue the police unless the amounts at issue are very high (multiple thousands of dollars).
The question on how to proceed to get your dog back depends on whether there are any other issues, or property that will be disputed during the course of your divorce. If there are then, unfortunately, the dog too will become part of the marital property distributin settlement or award. You will in the course of filing for your divorce also file for property distribution.
If there are no other property issues in dispute at all, you may be able to sue your wife in Small Claims Court for the dog. The advantage is that is is less expensive and faster. BUT if the small claims court determines that the issue is part of the divorce/property dispute, they will dismiss your small claims complaint due to a lack of jurisdiction and direct you to raise it in the Divorce proceedings in the County Court of Common Pleas.
I am sorry if this is not what you wanted to hear. These matters can be infuriating, and no doubt she took the dog in large part to further hurt you. I sincerely ***** ***** get your dog back.
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