Hello. I found a dog left in the park two days ago. I submitted a found dog form on PetHarbor.com. She had no collar, no tag, and has no chip according to the vet tech. Is it legally okay for me to keep her in my home until she is claimed/not claimed? I posted on Pawboost, PetHarbor, Nextdoor, and... Read more »
You are entitled to a reasonable charge for saving and taking care of the animal. This would likely include a reasonable daily kenneling fee and reimbursement of your veterinary expenses. If that is offered, you would have no basis to retain the dog, but if you allege neglect, it should then be...Read more »
This was a wrongful death suit for my biological father that was filed in Arkansas, I live in California. His name is not even on my birth certificate. I do not want anything from him but the lawyer from Arkansas wants me to sign paperwork stating I do not want any of the money. I think this is... Read more »
You would have to consult with an Arkansas attorney about that. However, even if you could be included, the value of your case would be tremendously adversely affected by the lack of relationship between your father and you, at least that is how it would work out in CA.
The owners said they will get him back after 2 months but it is approaching the 4th month. We are paying all the medical bills, including all of the shots, parasite medicine, flea medicine, and physical check ups. They lied and said he was registered in the county if he goes missing and had all his... Read more »
No, you don't have ownership of it, and evidence of the owner's poor care of the dog doesn't make you an owner. If the dog has been abandoned, you should notify the owner in writing that you will either assume ownership of it, or surrender it to Animal Control if not picked up by a...Read more »
Sun was taking it 9 days old for failure to thrive and was born with a cleft palate mom is mentally verified as bipolar and schizophrenia I have a small criminal past but no current problems or probationary terms other than reunification services both in which we have complied and completed a few... Read more »
Has been in contact with him for the last yr. He has been in contact with her mother and wants to fly her out this summer for a week. I do not agree as she has made some bad choices and isn’t trustworthy right now and don’t feel she is ready to meet him after 12 yrs of him being absent. #1 what... Read more »
As her legal father you have 50/50 rights with her mother and as such her mother cannot send her out of the state to see her absent biological father without your consent. Worst case scenario you would be able to call the police to stop your daughter from getting on the plane and if somehow your...Read more »
I was leaving out of town with my kids & dog but she ran off & I tried looking for her. Someone found her and took her to the shelter. The shelter called her Vet in FL (because of her collar and we used to live there), who then called me. I contacted the shelter asap and they told me the... Read more »
A: Animal Control is required to allow 72 hours for owner redemption. After that, Animal Control is required to keep the dog impounded up to six business days. After 72 hours, the dog can be made available for adoption. Food & Agriculture Code section 31108 states, in pertinent part: "(a)...Read more »
We both reside in the bay area, California. Due to high cost of living, she believes taking my son to England would be better for him. She left with no notice, except for one text I received from her father the day they were leaving (or already gone). We have been trying to raise our son outside of... Read more »
I took a dog in through a woman that claims to be an animal rescue four months ago, since them she only periodically respond to text messages, she has never returns a voicemail or a phone call, and she has never made a meeting she scheduled (4 in the past 3 weeks).I have had to do all the pet care... Read more »
If you believe that the dog was abandoned, and that you assumed ownership, inform the animal rescue of that. The animal rescue can decide whether to challenge your contention by filing a complaint for theft with the police, or by suing you in Small Claims. If there are any documents pertaining to...Read more »
I know you will say just go back, but I need someone who can help, I'm 18 years old and I came to the us and I have overstayed and I'm really struggling I am young and about to be homeless soon, but I don't want to go back I would hate to what can I do that can help me a little, I am... Read more »
You should retain counsel to review the facts including intestate and testate issues. Generally, adoptees can take through intestate succession in the same manner as naturally born children. Prob C §6450(b). However, if there is a question regarding legal adoption you should have your counsel...Read more »
I recently got into some unfortunate legal issues and was incarcerated for several months. My dog that I have had for the past 8 years ended up at a city shelter. Because I could not pick him up he was adopted by someone else. He is a registered service animal to me. I would like to know the... Read more »
I would estimate that your ownership in the animal has terminated. You should have found temporary housing for the dog during your incarceration. Since the dog ended up at a City shelter, the shelter was within its rights to accept the dog and to place it in another home. Your complaint, if any,...Read more »
They are trying to adopt my 2 in half year old to her father's mom who isn't following the ruler she lets him see her and he is a danger he has to warnts one for child indangerment that warnt was for another person's child he put his hands on and another one I put on him for hitting... Read more »
If he has abandoned ownership, and you have claimed the dog as your own, you can't sue him for your expenses. It would be your dog and your expenses. If the dog is still his and you have paid expenses for the dog at his request, then you could sue in Small Claims. If he didn't ask you...Read more »
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