Small claims court can only award money damages, they cannot order property to be returned, it is not within their legal jurisdiction. Furthermore, if you would file in small claims for money damages, you would have to file in the small claims court where the other person lives because small claims courts have limited personal jurisdiction over the area they control, so if this person lives a long way from you, then you have to travel there to sue them in small claims.
We cannot represent anyone from this site I am afraid, you would have to sue in the circuit court
and would need to get a local general litigation
attorney at the same sites used by other attorneys to find local attorneys, http://www.martindale.com or http://www.hg.org.
The affidavits and vet bills are proof of your ownership
, which you can attach to your suit, but when it comes to trial, your witnesses have to physically appear and testify as an affidavit cannot be used as actual evidence in a trial (a real person has to testify).
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