It depends on the wording of the HOA declaration of covenants and restrictions. If it states that no dogs of a certain weight and breed are allowed, then it would apply to all dogs regardless of the owner. If it states that no property owner or member of the HOA may keep dogs of a certain weight...Read more »
The answer is it depends. In some cases, a shelter may have knowingly played down a dog’s aggressive tendencies or even failed to mention it to a family considering adopting the dog. In a case like that, there may be grounds for legal action against the organization that adopted the dog out.
We want to create a fun and safe space for dogs to socialize but also for humans to be able to have a drink, coffee, or sandwich while utilizing the wifi and getting some work done. We have a location in mind and it is b-2 zoning. We just are not sure if this is allowed or what we need to do to get... Read more »
Good idea; I would drop by with my dog if it flies. First speak to Oakland Park Planning & Zoning staff, and I recommend you go in person in order to review and discuss the list of uses permitted in that zoning category, and to discuss if your intended uses can fit with their interpretation of...Read more »
How’re after review of her profile document she is ACA registered instead. The pet store assured us that as her parents were not only AKC registered and champion show dogs that she would as well. Once purchased we received all these congratulations from the AKC regarding our new dog and... Read more »
Generally speaking, you could be held liable for the damages (bills). Under Florida Statute § 767.01 "Owners of dogs shall be liable for any damage done by their dogs to a person or to any animal included in the definitions of “domestic animal” and “livestock” as provided by s....Read more »
A trademark is what you are looking for. In the United States, they are established through use in commerce ("common law trademark.") To protect your rights in it, though, you should register it. Trademarks can be registered with a state or a federal government office. Federal...Read more »
A couple years ago I adopted a dog from a breeder. She came highly recommended and seemed to be great but we received news this morning that she has been arrested for neglect and forging medical documents. The problem is she had us sign a contract before we took our dog and it basically outlined... Read more »
She would have to sue you to enforce the contract, which would cost her a significant amount of money, and it sounds like she has her own legal problems to take care of. In other words, I wouldn't be very worried about that occurring. It is difficult to say anything about the enforceability of...Read more »
Yes, generally speaking, you could be held liable for the damages (bills). Under Florida Statute § 767.01 "Owners of dogs shall be liable for any damage done by their dogs to a person or to any animal included in the definitions of “domestic animal” and “livestock” as provided by s....Read more »
Why am I being held responsible for a stray dog and what are my rights? We have had the police at our home several times because of the dog. Animal control said they're to full to take it. The humane society isn't accepting dogs. A cop threatened me with going to jail of I didn't... Read more »
He has been gone with this girl for three weeks he came to two weeks of him being gone ...he took the only key so I could lock my door I started to record audio in case some one broke in ...well they came in for four hours took what ever they wanted went to work the next day and when I came home I... Read more »
He has been gone with this girl for three weeks he told my landlord he was coming to get washer dryer and took well they also took my dog .. yes tried the police ...how do I get her back . ...I have vet papers with my name only
My dog was given a medication at 20mg dosage when it should have been 2.5mg. As a result of the wrong dosage and previous health issues she is now having acute kidney disease and may need to be euthanized. How do I go about pursuing legal action against the animal hospital involved?
Most dogs don't have a market value of very much. Unlike people, you wouldn't be able to sue for "wrongful death". So you would sue in small claims court for the vet bill for the negligent procedure, as well as the cost of having the dog euthanized. That's about it.
The question is is that I took my dog to a off the leash dog park where she was chasing another dog (nine-month-old Shepherd) and the shepherd slipped on wet concrete and crashed into a fence where she hurt her leg most likely a sprain of some sort as she was starting to put weight on it when I was... Read more »
Your liability to the owner of the other dog depends on whether the trier of fact (judge or jury) is convinced by a preponderance of evidence that you did something negligent; I would argue that it was not foreseeable on your part, when you took your dog off-leash, that this would happen. And, if...Read more »
Hello, so we hired a painting company to paint the inside of our house. My wife advised them that she would be working from home in the bedroom and our chihuahua shitzu mix dog would be in there with her. Later in the day when taking the dog outside, my wife got distracted and the dog ran upstairs... Read more »
I had my dog (9 month old Australian Shepherd, male) on his leash, opened my door and a neighbor was standing on my apartment doorstep while listening to music on her headphones- leaning against my door. I was surprised and gasped. My dog ran up to her and bit her on the arm, it was a superficial... Read more »
I believe this is the same question as a previous question in Personal Injury, but with a bit more detail. As I said there, I would make a point that you do not feel comfortable discussing this without the woman who was injured present. Any claims for payment of her injuries would go through your...Read more »
Hello and thank you for helping! As my neighbor was walking down the apartment complex hallway, she was listening to music on earphones when she reclined on my door frame. This was when I opened the door, my dog was behind me on his leash but when I got spooked and gasped because I was frightened... Read more »
You certainly did the right thing by filing a police report. Details of the situation and injuries should be included there just in case. As to the medical bills, if she is unresponsive, there isn't much you can do at the moment. If her boyfriend reaches out to you again, I would inform him...Read more »
the puppy already has all the necessities it needs from toys to food to bed to blanket to towel to pampers in order to pee and poop. is it the responsibility of the minor to take care of the dog starting at 7 am-5 pm even if the minor has school or not ( weekend/ vacation)
It is the adult's responsibility. If the parent or other custodian of the child wants to require the child to perform those tasks, that is between the adult and the child. But if you are trying to ask whether the child can be punished by the authorities for animal abuse or neglect, the...Read more »
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