our possessing him for prior 13 yrs. Family member #1 then gave him to family member #2 in 2013 & in 2017 #2 moved into our home with bird after a divorce. From then on member #2 left all of his care to us, feeding, cleaning cage, etc. & has lived in our home until present (2019). We've now given... Read more »
If you never sold the bird or gave the bird to family member number two, then the bird is yours and you never lost on ownership in the first place, and family member number two has no right to take the bird from you.
A woman found a 10 lb. Shitzu and took it to a vet to have it checked for a microchip. The owner was identified on the microchip and was called but said he doesn't want the dog anymore. The vet told the woman to call Animal Control so she did. In the meantime the woman was making arrangements to... Read more »
Generally, animal control will turn a found dog over to an animal shelter for adoption. The woman can try to adopt the dog from the shelter and give it to the rescue organization, or she can have someone from the rescue try to contact animal control and/or the shelter.
My puppies were temporarily living in someone else’s home because of a move, when I told the guy I was taking my puppies he wouldn’t give them back to me and threatened to press charges on me for trespassing for being on his property. Both puppies are Service Dogs In Training and microchipped... Read more »
Yes. Your post shows you’re in Texas, but in Colorado, if you are the registered owner and you can show proof of purchase with an adoption or purchase contract, the police *might* help and pick up the dog and/or press charges. Often, however, police will say it is a civil matter and not do...Read more »
drs say esa animal for child. lease said no pets. childs health worsened. we get cat 2018. landlord knows, cat has to go, i comply, had inspection, passed, no damages. they renewed lease. 7/2019 friend can no longer keep cat for me. I take cat back. 7/18/19 child hospitalized 1 week. cat important... Read more »
You need a lawyer. Sometimes a letter from an experienced animal attorney, one who specializes in ESAs and service animals, especially, is enough to put a hold on the eviction and stop it. But you definitely need legal counsel.
Your statement was a little confusing, though. If it’s an...Read more »
I take her outside to relieve her self but the pads are there if shes alone in the house during work or during the middle of the night I do not see in my lease that we can not use potty pads but I'm being fined
This sounds more like a landlord/tenant issue than an animal law question because, without reading the terms of your lease, it is impossible to know whether or not you are violating any habitability clauses, health clauses, or cleanliness clauses. I would recommend taking your lease to an attorney...Read more »
The lady that was babysitting my dog and puppies went and licensed them and has them up for sell she cant legally give them up till 8 weeks. Shes takn deposits. How can i stop her until we go 2 court. Is there a motion i can file
There’s no motion YOU can file to stop her but you can file a motion to get an injunction and have the court stop her. I would recommend talking to an attorney to help you to make sure this is done correctly.
She said i can have my dog after she sales them The agreement was she got 2 puppies. Can i put a hold on her selling them till court. Like in a divorce where nothing can be sold or given away til the judge says. A cease and desist?
I am a little unclear what the situation is, exactly, but if you are looking for an injunction (an order to stop someone from doing something) you absolutely can do it, but you need to act fast! I would recommend speaking with an attorney ASAP so you can get it done quickly and correctly.
It depends: (1) on whether or not you get sued or charged with a criminal offense (dangerous/aggressive animal) and (2) whether or not you are found liable or guilty as a result of either of these processes. Keep in mind, both can happen but the cat owner can only be made whole once. That said,...Read more »
You definitely need an attorney to help you get your dogs back. You could try filing a police report for theft, but in the event the cops consider it a civil matter, you will need an attorney to negotiate the return or to sue this person.
We have 3 pups in the pound in Lamar Colorado. They decided they didn’t want them because they are going to be big. Instead of bringing them back to us they dropped them off at the pound. The pound is giving us a hard time about picking them up saying they are going to some rescue
If you sold dogs to someone and did not retain ownership rights, then they can dispose of the dogs however they want. The adoption shelter can also do whatever they want, too. That said, it would be in your best interest to get an animal attorney involved to help resolve this issue.
So I rehome my daughter's dog and the guy who paid a small rehoming fee told me he was going to keep me updated in how they are doing. But when I messaged him he told me that he was going to send me pictures and decided not to. I sent him another message and he didnt replied. I'm afraid he is using... Read more »
I’m unclear as to where you live. If you live out of CO, there is really no reason to rehome the dog. I would recommend behavioral therapy so you can keep the dog. Even if you live in CO, rejoining the dog prior to the court date will NOT make the criminal charges go away, so if that is the...Read more »
visited puppy 4 days 3 nights,1play date for 2 hours took puppy last Friday & still not returned & being very difficult she also made me lose my job from what work says how do I get the puppy back hes my heart
Unless this person gave you the puppy in writing or words, the puppy belongs to your friend and she can take it back any time. I would recommend searching for a puppy at a shelter to help ease the pain of your loss.
My mother asked my brother to watch her dogs while she was out of town on a couple business trips. She has been asking for her dogs back since she got back and he is refusing to let her have them back. He is not working so all care related to the dogs while in his care reside with my mother. He... Read more »
Yes dogs are personal property and your mom retained her ownership in them if all she did was ask him to “dog sit” or “watch” the dogs. She can file a theft report, but it is possible the police will not get involved. If they do not, your mom will have to sue your brother in civil court to...Read more »
The sitter met and knew the difference between both dogs, she met them in March prior to the date she was supposed to watch them 12-14 April 19. We went over diabetic dog's needs. The day we dropped them off she wasn't home, so her husband took them. We explained to him the dog's needs and he... Read more »
My dad and his husband stole my dog after agreeing to watch him while I went on a trip. I have all the proof hes mine and microchip but they took off his collar and tags without my permission and made my dog theirs. The police were no help
No, you cannot “legally steal” your dog back. You can sue your dad in court to get your dog back. The police will generally not get involved in these sorts of matters when there is family/relatives/romantic relationships involved.
I would highly recommend calling animal control and have them remove the dogs. This will accomplish two things: 1) animal control will safely and effectively remove the dogs and ticket the owners for letting them run loose; and 2) protect you from any lawsuits if you purposely let the dogs outside...Read more »
We moved from Arizona to Colorado and gave our dog of 7 years to a friend with the terms he was to keep her and if he couldn't he would give her back. It was only a verbal agreement. He let her stay at his girlfriend's with her 2 kids because she loves kids (we have 3). His girlfriend decided to... Read more »
Wow! I’m sorry to hear all of this! Unfortunately, the only proper and legal way to get your dog back is to take this woman to court. You could try to reach out to her to negotiate the return of the dog by re-purchasing her from this woman - but that would be the only way to get the dog back.
After he gave her to me I paid all the vet bills, micro chipping, injuries, dog food etc... She was bought off Craig's list in cash by his mother. I have her in my possession now but I'm scared of what he's capable of doing now. We originally made a verbal agreement to share her but he changed his... Read more »
If he gave her to you, then she’s yours. The only way he can legally get her back and keep her is if he takes you to court and wins. If you have all other documents in your name then you will have a good chance at court if he takes you to court.
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