Pennsylvania woman fights Ohio rescue over dog
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The Associated Press
Posted: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 1:43 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A Pennsylvania woman’s fight to get her dog back from a central Ohio rescue group has turned into a full-fledged legal battle and Internet war.
Veronica Covatch, 53, of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, has been trying to get her 5-year-old sheltie back since April, when she said the dog escaped from her friend’s back yard in Columbus, Ohio.
Covatch said her dog, Piper, was picked up by Franklin County Animal Control and then turned over to Central Ohio Sheltie Rescue in Columbus in April, even though Covatch said a microchip in her dog would have shown she was the owner.
The sheltie rescue group and its director, Penny Sanderbeck, argue that the dog rightfully belongs to them and is accepting applications from anyone interested in adopting her.
Covatch filed a complaint against Sanderbeck and the rescue group last month in Franklin County Municipal Court. This week, Judge David Tyack ordered Piper returned to Covatch as the case works its way through the court, but Sanderbeck was able to keep the dog after posting a $ 10,000 bond, according to The Dispatch.
Covatch said she’s not giving up on Piper, a champion show dog worth tens of thousand…………………continues on Philly.com
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