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‘It’s Zeus’: Suit filed after lost dog with owner’s number on collar gets adopted

CHICAGO (WGN) – A Chicago woman who lost her dog nearly two years ago sued a local shelter and the Chicago Department of Animal Care and Control, claiming the organization adopted the dog without ever finding it. how to find her.

Karly Moran-West got Zeus, a golden retriever, when he was just a puppy. The two were the nicest people in six years, but in January 2020, Moran-West’s father was watching Zeus when she went out of town and the dog escaped.

“He ended up coming out of the backyard and someone picked him up and took him to the Chicago Animal Care and Control,” said Moran-West.

Moran-West said she didn’t know her dog was lost for several weeks, but when she found out, she took action.

“I immediately made posters, I posted them all over the neighborhood, I would go constantly, almost every day I called his name,” Moran-West said. “Finally someone sent me a picture of Zeus with a family and I said, ‘that’s Zeus right there.'”

Moran-West said Zeus wasn’t microchiped, but he was wearing a necklace with his name and her phone number embroidered on it.

Attorney Jonathan Rosen said: “We know this because CACC records specifically document that Zeus was wearing a red necklace named Zeus.

According to a copy of the CACC application, it said the dog had worn a red collar with the name “Zeus” on it, which Moran-West believes was the collar with her number on it.

Zeus was later transferred to the Fetching Tails Foundation, where he is said to have adopted.

The organization said it followed proper process, but could not comment on pending litigation.

“He’s my baby and if your kid were to be adopted, I feel like you might as well do the same thing,” said Moran-West. heart and return my dog. ”

Her lawyers said they don’t know who has the dog but are working to find out who the family is.

https://kfor.com/news/thats-zeus-suit-filed-after-lost-dog-with-owners-number-on-collar-adopted/ ‘It’s Zeus’: Suit filed after lost dog with owner’s number on collar gets adopted

JACLYN DIAZ

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