Ellen DeGeneres sparked a major brouhaha in 2007 when she gave away her adopted pup Iggy to her hairdresser. Despite a televised, tear-filled plea by the comedian, Iggy was taken back, returned to the rescue group, and adopted out again. Does a shelter have the right to reclaim an adopted animal if the adopter violates the adoption agreement by giving the animal away? It helps to know the basics of contract law.
"Humane Law Forum,"
ANIMAL SHELTERING: Vol. 2011
, Article 8.
Available at: https://animalstudiesrepository.org/animshel/vol2011/iss2/8