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Need Help! Cant Get Ahold of Taxidermist!?

Okay guys here is my story. Back in december 05 or january 06 i caught my first red fox while trapping. I took it to the local taxidermist, everything seemed great. Well about a year later he said he needed a deposit of $200. So i went in and paid it. Long story short I havent heard from the guys since. Ive called to and all i got was the answering machine. Ive went there personally and knocked on the door, and no body would answer. The other day i drove by and the shop says for sale!? I also heard that the guy is in jail now. My question is how can i get my money back or heck even my fox (wherever the heck it might be?) Any input is appreciated. Thanks

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Re: Need Help! Cant Get Ahold of Taxidermist!?

Call the cops and ask for their advise.

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Re: Need Help! Cant Get Ahold of Taxidermist!?

In Pennsylvania, a taxidermist must be licensed by the PA Department of Agriculture.

don't know if it would do any good, but I'd call them and see what they say.
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Re: Need Help! Cant Get Ahold of Taxidermist!?

I hate to point this out, but he never said he was licensed. I hope you got a slip or something in writing with your deposit, date, and condition of animal. If you have something in writing you can do something, but if not it is a case of he said v.s. he said. Good luck.

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it's unfortunate but even if you were able to prove the guy owed you a fox and $200, you would most likely be in a long line with your hand out waiting. I doubt your his only victim. Good Luck.
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I hate to point this out, but he never said he was licensed. I hope you got a slip or something in writing with your deposit, date, and condition of animal. If you have something in writing you can do something, but if not it is a case of he said v.s. he said. Good luck.
I have a receipt, it shows the original price and then the date in which I payed the $200.

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it's unfortunate but even if you were able to prove the guy owed you a fox and $200, you would most likely be in a long line with your hand out waiting. I doubt your his only victim. Good Luck.
Yes I am hearing more and more stories such as mine from people around the area

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You got evidence... with that receipt.

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Re: Need Help! Cant Get Ahold of Taxidermist!?

I dont know if you will get your fox back or even if you did what shape it is in but with that receipt you should be able to get your money back. My need to contact a small claims attorney to help

this type of thing really stinks.
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contact your local D A at the court house they can help
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