Animal / Dog Law Questions & Answers by State

Animal / Dog Law Questions & Answers

Q: The polices have taken my dog off of me for biting someone how long does it take to get it back off of them ?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law on Jul 12, 2014

Answered on Jul 13, 2014

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Charles Snyderman's answer
What stay do you live in? The laws are different in different states.

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Q: Do I have a law suit ? more details below please help me

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Delaware on Jul 1, 2014

Answered on Jul 2, 2014

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Charles Snyderman's answer
You don't say exactly who you mean by referring to "animal control." However, assuming the organization you want to sue does not have immunity from suit, you need to know that under Delaware law you cannot recover money damages for emotional turmoil that you have suffered due to an illness to your dog,

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Q: Yes I was wanting to know if there is a law in Missouri about leaving animals in hot cars.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Missouri on Jul 1, 2014

Answered on Jul 1, 2014

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Charles Snyderman's answer
Missouri has a statute that prohibits a person from intentionally causing injury or suffering to an animal. I suggest you contact the Humane Society of Missouri.

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Q: my dog was stolen from my yard what can i do?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Delaware on Jun 22, 2014

Answered on Jun 26, 2014

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Charles Snyderman's answer
I am so sorry to hear this. There are numerous websites that have steps to take. Here are some links, and I wish you good luck.

http://www.cesarsway.com/training/leadership/What-to-Do-if-Your-Dog-Goes-Missing

http://www.gingerspetrescue.org/index_lost_ifstolen.asp

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Q: I can hear my upstairs neighbor beating her dog, but cannot physically see it. Will anything happen if I report it?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Alabama on Jun 24, 2014

Answered on Jun 25, 2014

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William E. Scully Jr.'s answer
Maybe. It can't hurt to call the animal control folks and tell them what's going on. Make a recording of what you hear and play it back to them.

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Q: My neighbors great Dane attacked my chihuahua and the great Dane was not on leash can I sue

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Utah on Jun 23, 2014

Answered on Jun 24, 2014

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Charles Snyderman's answer
In order to answer your question, we need to know where the dogs were at the time of the attack.

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Q: My moms dog bit someone and is being sued. What can she do.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Pennsylvania on Jun 20, 2014

Answered on Jun 20, 2014

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Charles Snyderman's answer
She should contact her homeowners insurance company and let them know ASAP about the suit.

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Q: Found neglected dog 5 mons ago nursed back to health and old owner now took back and refuses to give it back to me.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Delaware on Jun 10, 2014

Answered on Jun 20, 2014

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Charles Snyderman's answer
This is a very difficult situation, as any dog lover knows. If you were asking whether the owner has to reimburse you for the money you spent, there's more facts that we would first have to discuss. Unfortunately, the owner does not lose ownership because you came to his dog's rescue.

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Q: i have pitbull puppies cant afford to get them first shotshowever they are fully de wormed how much can i sell them for?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Delaware on Jun 15, 2014

Answered on Jun 20, 2014

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Charles Snyderman's answer
You are not asking a legal question. No lawyer can give an opinion on the price of a dog. If you have a legal question, please ask it.

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Q: I was sold false documents about a dog I bought from a pet shop, and they are refusing to refund. Can I sue

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for New York on Jun 17, 2014

Answered on Jun 17, 2014

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Charles Snyderman's answer
I'm not sure what you mean when you say you were sold false documents. Usually, what's sold is the dog, and the buyer receives documents with the purchase. If you bought this animal based on misrepresentations by the pet store, you do have rights. However, you would have to prove that the misrepresentations were made. Did you look at the documents before you paid for the dog?

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Q: Mother gave my ferret away as a donation. I am fourteen and want her back.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law on Jun 13, 2014

Answered on Jun 14, 2014

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Charles Snyderman's answer
Your mother has decision-making authority, and you must abide by her decision.

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Q: My dog was hit by a speeding car , how fast the car was going is unknown. Is there anything I can do ?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Rhode Island on Mar 17, 2014

Answered on Jun 11, 2014

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Neville Bedford's answer
I am sorry to hear about your dog's injury. I hope they survived and recovered. Meet with an attorney to discuss the case and all the particulars including whether you have identified the car, owner, insurance company etc.

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Q: I have a suspiscion that a contractor working on my home has stolen my dog

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Delaware on Jun 4, 2014

Answered on Jun 8, 2014

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Charles Snyderman's answer
Before calling the police without any evidence, have you considered trying to locate your dog using the microchip?

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Q: Help keeping our much loved pet

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Alabama on May 29, 2014

Answered on May 30, 2014

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William E. Scully Jr.'s answer
Sounds like you've got a law suit on your hands. Sounds like the local municipality or your subdivision Property Owners Association is suing you. Just like any other dispute, there are two sides (at least) to every law suit. You will have your opportunity to give your side of the case at an appropriate time. In order to give yourself the best chance of presenting your case, you need a lawyer. Hire one pretty quickly. You only have a little time within which to answer this complaint, if...

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Q: My neighbors say my puppies have destroyed things in their garage. Its not true. Can they sue?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Alabama on May 22, 2014

Answered on May 26, 2014

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Charles Snyderman's answer
Yes, your neighbors have the right to sue. That does not mean they will win. They will have to prove it was your dogs who did the damage. If they can't prove it, they will lose.

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Q: My dog accidentally bite a child and the animal control take her away. The child is fine but the dog is not. Can I sue?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Illinois on May 17, 2014

Answered on May 20, 2014

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Charles Snyderman's answer
Please provide more information.

1. Where did this incident occur? For example, on your property, the property where the child lives, in a public park, etc.

2. You say the dog is not fine. What's wrong with the dog, and how did your dog get harmed?

3. Did you incur any vet bills? If yes, how much?

4. Who do you want to sue, and why?

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Q: My boyfriend had a dog he kept between myself and another woman he dated. I have vet papers and so does she.who can get

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Massachusetts on May 19, 2014

Answered on May 19, 2014

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Charles Snyderman's answer
In Rhode Island, if a dog's certification of registration is in the name of one person, there's a presumption that that person is the owner. That presumption can, in some cases, be overcome by other evidence. For example, there might be evidence of a gift. Other factors are ownership of the mother, possession, and control. I cannot imagine the attorney general making the ultimate decision. That is why there are courts.

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Q: If I have a neighbor who has admitted her dog is vicious and will kill other animals and attack humans if they are on he

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Alabama on May 16, 2014

Answered on May 19, 2014

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William E. Scully Jr.'s answer
In Alabama "every dog gets one bite." But, if the crazy lady next door knows that her dog bites or has 'dangerous propensities' she might be liable for injuries caused by the dog. Obviously she needs to keep the dog on her own property. But she also needs to warn potential trespassers that the dog bites like by putting up a sign or something. Also, Alabama has a special law to protect the mailman or the meter reader or, for that matter, anybody she invites onto the property from being...

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