Family in canine custody battle with Humane Society of Morrow Co.


A CANINE CUSTODY BATTLE IS BREWING IN MORROW COUNTY. A FATHER IS FIGHTING TO KEEP HIS SPECIAL NEEDS’ DAUGHTERS DOG, BUT THE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY SAYS THEY BROKE AN ADOPTION CONTRACT AND ARE AN UNFIT FAMILY AS NBC 4S DANIELLE AVITABLE REPORTS, BOTH SIDES ARE LAWYERING UP, READY TO TAKE THIS DOG FIGHT TO COURT. DANIELLE: “KOHL HAS BEEN APART OF THEIR FAMILY FOR SEVERAL MONTHS. HOWEVER THE HUMANE SOCIETY IS DOING EVERYTHING IT CAN TO GET HIM BACK TO FIND A DIFFERENT HOME. IT’S SOMETHING THIS FAMILY SAYS IS HEARTBREAKING.” KOHL IS MORE THAN THE MAGILLS FAMILY PET. “HE IS ONE OF OUR FAMILY PERIOD.” AND TO THEIR DAUGHTER LILLI WITH SPECIAL NEEDS HE’S HER BEST FRIEND NATS- HES MY HUSBAND HOWEVER THE DOG IS NOW AT THE CENTER OF THIS LAWSUIT. THE MOROW COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY CLAIMS THE DOG IS ITS PROPERTY AND THE FAMILY HAS NO RIGHT TO HAVE IT AS A PET. SHANNON MAGILL TELL ME THEY GOT THE DOG FROM ONE OF HER CLIENTS WHO ORIGINALLY ADOPTED THE GREAT DANE. WE GOT OUR HANDS ON THE ORIGINAL CONTRACT THAT HAS A CLAUSE THAT STATES “IF I CAN NOT KEEP MY ADOPTED ANIMAL I AGREE AND UNDERTAND THAT I MUST RETURN THE ANIMAL THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF MORROW COUNTY.” WHEN THE HUMANE SOCIETY FOUND OUT THE DOG WAS WITH THE MAGILLS THEY CAME OUT TO DO A HOME VISIT. “AT THAT POINT THEY DIDN’T MENTION ANYTHING ABOUT THERE BEING AN ISSUE.” THE FAMILY FILLED OUT PAPERWORK TO FORMALLY ADOPT THATS WHEN THEY FOUND OUT ABOUT THE $120 REHOMING FEE AND THATS WHEN MAGILL SAYS HE GOT UPSET “AT THAT POINT THEY SAID I WAS UNFIT BECAUSE OF MY ANGER AND ATTITUDE ISSUES AND IT WOULDN’T BE FAIR FOR HIM TO BE RAISED IN THIS HOME” AN ATTORNEY FOR THE HUMANE SOCIETY TELLS ME ITS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR HIS CLIENTS TO MAKE DECISIONS BASED ON SOMEONE WHO IS BULLYING THEM. MAGILL SAYS HE ADMITTED THAT HE HANDLED THE SITUATION WRONGLY AND THEY WERE GOING TO PAY THE REHOMING FEE.. BUT THEN… “WE GET AN EMAIL SAYING SORRY YOU’VE BEEN DENIED AND YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO ADOPT THE DOG” MAGILL SAYS THEY PLANNED TO TURN KOHL BACK OVER TO THE HUMANE SOCIETY AS THEY ARE DEMANDING HIM TO BUT NOW THEY ARE WORKING TO FIGHT TO KEEP HIM AND THEY TOO HIRED AN ATTORNEY. “THIS IS ABOUT TAKING A DOG FROM A SPECIAL NEEDS GIRL THIS IS ABOUT TAKING A DOG FROM A GULF WAR VETERAN THIS IS ABOUT TAKING A DOG AWAY FROM A FAMILY WHO LOVES THIS DOG AND WILL DO ANYTHING TO KEEP IT HERE” AS FOR THE ORIGINAL OWNER- SHE SIGNED AN AFFADAVIT ACKNOWLEDGING SHE WAS IN THE WRONG TO TRANSFER THE ANIMAL DANIELLE: THE LAWSUIT WAS JUST FILED THIS WEEK. AND IT’S NOW UP TO THE COURT TO DECIDE WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE DOG. LOCAL FOR YOU IN MORROW COUNTY DANIELLE AVITABLE NBC4 MARK: A COLUMBUS DOG BREEDER SAYS SHE

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