Here are some helpful tips on preventing or dealing with a pet custody dispute. Don't think this can't happen to you - it has happened to many people I know. They innocently give a pet as a gift and then when the relationship ends, they want the pet back. Doesn't always work that way. Mediation can be a solution to craft a solution that works for your pet...and you!
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