My question involves a tow from the state of: California. There is improper signage in lot, the area is crime ridden, it was a dark and stormy night. Left my vehicle with 2 small dogs inside to visit friend in apartment across street. Came back 1.5 hours later, vehicle vanished. No notification, law enforcement not notified. Dogs inside.
I assumed my vehicle had been stolen and was frantic. Was told by sheriffs dispatcher to start calling tow companies to find my vehicle. Found it.
I assume tow company had written in back window, “dogs inside.” Isn’t this illegal? How can they tow my van, locked, with 2 small dogs inside and no consideration taken for their safety? The contents had shifted when I picked up vehicle at tow yard about 3 hours later, and obviously the dogs were traumatized.
Do I have any recourse regarding towing with pets inside vehicle?