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What will happen to the respondent's children and pets when the sheriff comes to pick up respondent?

If there is a responsible adult there, or if a responsible adult will arrive right away when the sheriff comes, the sheriff will leave respondent’s children with that adult. If there is no adult, the sheriff will call the Department of Human Services (DHS). Specific practices may vary by county.

Arrangements will have to be made for any animals, livestock, or pets.

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