I like the idea of the CYA book. Making a “note to self” on that. I guess we will go to court. We have pictures all the way back through the time that he came to live with us. The officer didn’t dispute that. He just said her claim took priority over ours. Thank you.
Like I said, you made a reasonable effort to find the owner.
Now, if she stated that she’s known the whole time who had her dog, you can say that she owes you for boarding.
Or she can return the animal.
That’s the angle I’d use.