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My service dog was taken from me by the rescue that I adopted

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My service dog was taken from me by the rescue that I adopted him from. It was done under false pretenses. They falsely accused me of abuse to justify the taking then retracted. I called police and animal services, and they said it was a civil matter because adoption contract states they can take dog at will for any reason without a hearing.I adopted dog as a wild animal that was considered unadoptable due to his being wild. I trained him and made him a family pet and had him certified and registered as a SERVICE DOG. My dog is not the same one that I adopted. He is now valuable and a very valuable breed. That is the real reason why he was taken back.Can they legally hold him. Do I have a right to get him back and nullify the adoption contract?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Dimitry K., Esq. replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your post. Please permit me to assist you with your concerns. As a dog owner who adopted his own pet I genuinely sympathize. If I may ask, what was at least the basis for why they took the dog from you, what happened?