A Cameron Park man found his lost dog at a Sacramento County shelter, but it had already been adopted.
Alec Nygard says his dog Rosemary got out from his home in Cameron Park and he searched for her for days. A friend on social media eventually linked him to a post with a photo of Rosemary at Sacramento County's Bradshaw Animal Shelter.
When he went there to get her, he found out he was too late.
When a dog or cat has no identification, the county will hold the animal for 72 hours before it is put up for adoption.
Nygard offered to repay the family their adoption fee, but the shelter says the family that adopted Rosemary has children who have fallen in love with their new dog.
Nygard has started a Change.org petition to demand Rosemary's return. By late Wednesday evening, the petition had received more than 700 signatures.