Who does this dog belong to legally?
My ex fiance bought me a lovely dog for my birthday last year but when I started college his mother agreed to let the dog come and stay at her house as my dog hated being on its own.
His mother got fed up with the dog a lot and I would end up taking the dog back to stay with me, family members would help with walking the dog and sitting with it when I went to college. Then the dog would end up back at his mothers and my ex fiance would help care for it.
When we broke up the dog was still with his mother. After weeks of him and his sisters harassing me and my aunt, he told me he was going to finish the dog off with a spade over its head.
I asked for the dog back and he willingly brought her out to my house. My ex still continued to plague me with abusive calls and text messages and would use the dog as an excuse to contact me.
When I changed my phone number and he could not contact me he started to harass my aunt, both him and his sisters have been constantly phoning and texting my aunt every weekend.
I realised that emotionally I was not able to give the attention and care that my dog deserved so I found a lovely family who adore the dog and they homed it.
Now my ex and his family have decided they want the dog back, he says as he paid for it the dog was his and that I had no right to give him away.
The dog's new owners refuse to give it up as the dog is settled and happy in its new home and is so gentle with the two children who also adore it.
I have been threatened and told they will take me to court if I don't return it, where do I stand legally in this.