Animals are still considered property in every state in the country. But how do you know whether the person at your front desk is the animal’s legal owner? What documentation do you require in order to take in—and potentially adopt out—a surrendered animal? It’s worthwhile to consider your shelter’s procedures so you can head off potential problems.
"Whose Animal is it?,"
Animal Sheltering: Vol. 2010
, Article 8.
Available at: https://animalstudiesrepository.org/animshel/vol2010/iss6/8