Hooks Home Bound  Rescue Pre-adoption Holds

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Legal Holds


Legal holds are placed on each animal that comes into our rescue as a stray. A stray comes into our rescue as a Street rescue, Desert/Field Rescue, or a standard stray who roam onto our property. A legal hold is automatically placed if a animal is received by the courts. These holds are placed on these animals to help our rescue give time to find the proper owner or clear up any legal matter that may be pertaining to that particular animal. These holds can range from 15 days to as long as the legal case is being held. 

           Each of these animals are cared for by us or a volunteer for us, who wishes to step up and foster these great animals! On this hold each an every animal is evaluated for all aspects of medical or mental stability and for us to learn the behavior of each each animal. During this hold only life threatening treatments can be given to the animal unless ordered by the court of law, owner or  even length of this hold. 

           If an animal is part of a court case, a legal hold is automatically placed on that animal. During this time all orders from the courts will be adhered to and the matter kept confidential until all issues in court are at rest. Once all matters are cleared by the courts, with permissions from court, the animal may then be placed available for adoption. 

             If an animal comes into our rescue as a stray, a legal hold will be placed to find its owner. If the owner is found the legal hold will be released with proper verification of ownership and the animal returned. If an owner is not found, after appropriate legal time, the animal will then be placed on a medical hold to ensure all medical aspects are covered for that animal prior to adoption.