My question involves a relationship in the state of: Colorado.
Last week, a friend of mine returned home from work to find his girlfriend had packed up and left, taking their 4 month old puppy with her. The dog was AKC certified and paid for in cash. His papers had both of their names on it. She took the papers as well, but I'm assuming the breeder who is only a couple hours from here, has copies. She had also signed a lease with him, which she broke...along with stealing the rent money he had given her earlier in the week. She took the dog to Illinois. She wouldn't answer the phone for a couple of days, but finally did over the weekend and admitted to stealing the rent money and said she is not bringing the dog back. What can he do? Should he threaten her with a lawsuit over the broken lease and the rent money...hoping that will push her to give the dog back? The money is gone as far he is concerned. He really just wants to bring his pup back home, and is willing to go to Illinois to get him.