My question involves personal property located in the State of: Missouri
About two years ago, my old friend was sent to jail. Two months later his mom brought us his dog because she couldn’t afford the pets while in the process of moving. I’ve had her for a year and a half now and he got out about a year ago. He’s never tried to help with her vet bills or any other essential for her. He never even tried to take her back until he became homeless. In the past couple months, he’s tried to get my friend to take the dog and bring her to him and he showed up at my house to try to take her, thinking I wasn’t home. We have proof of us taking her to the vet and of how long we’ve had her. She’s also bonded a lot with us and our other two dogs and cat. Are we legally allowed to keep her at this point?