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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Libel & Slander for Alabama on
Q: My dog got ran over.Lady came back an hour later wanting reimbursement for car damage.Cant find my dog.What can I do?

The lady lives at the end of my road. Every time she comes by she is speeding way over the 25mh speed limit. I still haven't found my dog to know if hes hurt or dead. This lady came back am hour after running my dog over wanting money. I think if my dog is hurt or dead she should pay me for... Read more »

Jeremy Cohen
Jeremy Cohen answered on Feb 5, 2018

Hello,

Helpful information can be found on the county website, division of animal control. The website states: Animals are not permitted to run at large in Marshall County pursuant to state law. (Code of Alabama, Section 3-1-5).

They also may be able to assist you in locating your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Massachusetts on
Q: Can we try to get reimbursed for tests and cremation of my dog that just passed because of misdiagnosis and negligence

My dog was throwing up and stopped eating last month brought buster to the vet he said buster was fine he will eat when he’s hungry , gave him a pill to settle stomach sent us home .... no tests no blood work no nothing . Last Thursday my dog threw up 6 times and ear swollen again brought him to... Read more »

Jeremy Cohen
Jeremy Cohen answered on Feb 5, 2018

Hello,

Instances like this typically involve obtaining all of the records from the involved vet, sending them out to one of our experts to determine if there is a potential valid claim, and if so, sending a demand letter to the involved vet. If you would like our office to take a closer...
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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Rhode Island on
Q: Are you still legally able to have a pet if you are charged with animal abuse?

I'm asking for a project for school.

Jeremy Cohen
Jeremy Cohen answered on Feb 5, 2018

Hello,

Laws vary from state to state. For the state of Rhode Island, it may be helpful to read through R.I. Gen. Laws §§ 4-1-22(b), 4-1-40:

§ 4-1-40. Possession of animals

(a) In addition to any other penalty imposed by law, a person convicted of, or who entered a plea of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Georgia on
Q: Is there any kind of law against barking dogs. My neighbor is complaing because my dogs where outside barking.

They were out side and she works from home and complains about my dogs barking. 85% of the time the dogs stay inside.

Jeremy Cohen
Jeremy Cohen answered on Feb 5, 2018

Hello,

Laws and guidelines regarding barking dogs are typically based on the bylaws of the city or town in which you live. The bylaws can usually be accessed on the city or town's website. If you have further questions regarding this topic, feel free to reach out to Boston Dog Lawyers...
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2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Florida on
Q: Ex stole my dog. I paid for the dog originally, vet records are under my name, paid for vet bills, etc. can I sue?

Ex left the house we were renting and took my dog with him. I called the police but they wouldn't help me bc it was a "civil court matter". I have proof that the dog is mine, I have vet records, vet bills I paid for, I took the dog to the vet, even a notarized paper from the seller... Read more »

Jeremy Cohen
Jeremy Cohen answered on Feb 2, 2018

There are many indicators of ownership that can be used to prove it. You may have cause for a civil suit.

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for California on
Q: If i am dog sitting for a friend and the dog bites someone will i be liable?
Jeremy Cohen
Jeremy Cohen answered on Jan 27, 2018

In many states there are "strict liability" laws that hold the owner or keeper of the dog accountable for a dog bite.

However my firm digs deeper to understand why the dog bit, what the circumstances were and to what extent the owner or keeper should be held liable. Every state...
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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Washington on
Q: Can animal control take away my dog in the city of Seattle if she isn't registered?
Jeremy Cohen
Jeremy Cohen answered on Jan 25, 2018

Generally property, which your dog is under the law, cannot be seized without a fair hearing. You get an opportunity to exercise your due process rights. Typically there is a fine to pay for a dog being unregistered if it is older than a certain age. You may also want to register the dog... Read more »

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