My question involves personal property located in the State of: Indiana
I am posting this for a friend. Owner had 13 year old ill dog. She was treating it at the vets office. One day, her landlord allowed the county Animal Control officer to enter the rental property unbeknownst to the tenant and without any notice. Tenant had permission to have dog from landlord. ACO took the dog, took it out to local compost area and shot the animal and left it there. Dog was not aggressive and was ill. It had caused no damage, or any issues with it. The ACO admitted to the owner that he had done this. This was just done out of the blue because someone said the dog was sick.
What can the dog owner do? She has contacted the local sheriff and they want nothing to do with the situation. The ACO works for the County Commissioners and not the Sheriff's Dept. This has been a pattern of this ACO and the last time the Commissioners did nothing.