Mass. family involved in custody battle over Aruba dog

Coco has been living in North Attleborough

(WJAR) – A court will decide where a dog will eventually live — Massachusetts or Aruba. One couple claims that they legally adopted the dog while another family claims that the dog was unwillingly taken away from them.

Coco has been living in North Attleborough, Massachusetts since last Fall, when Dan and Lisa O’Connell said they found her on a beach in Aruba near the resort at which they were staying. The O’Connells said they took the dog to a vet in Aruba, and from there they ended up at the Animal Relief Foundation of Aruba for the legal adoption process.

The couple then received an email from the agency indicating that someone was looking for the dog they had just adopted.

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