My 8 month old cattle dog had gotten out of his dog run and got into my neighbor's yard to which he had shot him with a bird shot shotgun round and left 30 pellets in his front leg I was curious if we can sue him for over a 1000$ in vet bill?
It delivered a litter on his property, and developed an illness. The Code Enforcer cited him an ticket for animal cruelty / abuse, he told her it was not their pet its a stray so take her and her babies away he does not want nor ever claim ownership. What can he do about this?
My 7mo old puppy had a bone fracture a few weeks ago, the emergency vet recommended surgery and called animal control to make sure it was done so basically I have a case open to verify that she’s getting vet care for her leg which she is, I’ve gotten a second and third opinion from orthopedic... Read more »
It would be best to save up the money and the dog the surgery she needs because otherwise she could have long term health problems. If you have a financial hardship, call around to different vets and see who will work with you. Yes, animal control can seize your dog if you don’t get the surgery...Read more »
My neighbor runs a feedlot and my young registered breeding dog visited the feedlot and he shot her. He never talked to us before he shot her or asked us to come and get her he just shot her. She never killed any animals and I was training her to stay home but she was only 7 months old and still... Read more »
I have talked to them a couple times to be reassured that it couldn't be changed by anyone else. Mya is a highly desirable dog in our area often they are stold , there are fighting rings they use these dogs for!! Our worst fear happened the chip was easily changed ownership , the company will not... Read more »
I had left our dog for approximately 3 weeks coming and check in on her and she had food , my mother knew we were to bring her home . We were waiting on the papers from the doctor my mother called and pretended to be my daughter to the company that has the chip in her and had the chip changed... Read more »
I’m very sorry to hear about your situation! First, it would be a good idea to call the chip
Company and let them know about the fraud. The second thing is to speak to a local animal attorney right away and file a replevin action to get the dog back. Since you don’t know exactly where...Read more »
I have reported this to my subdivision leasing office. Then it happened again today so I called the main leasing office and they advised me to call the police. The police came and spoke with me, then spoke with the neighbor. He admitted to saying he would kill my dog but claimed he didn't say it... Read more »
If you do not feel safe, then your best option might be to break your lease and move. If the threats continue or escalate, you might also be entitled to a restraining/protection order, but that all depends on whether or not the cops will press charges.
I have witnesses that I’ve had the dog for well over nine months while she was in Arkansas. I also filed a police report. The microchip is in her name because I didn’t have time to go get the microchip done so she did it for me. I acquired the dog through a friend so I have no Billis sale and... Read more »
You can sue her in court to get your dog back. It sounds like it might be a tough case because of the ownership documents issue, but not unwinnable. You should talk to an attorney to go over your options.
An old friend of ours asked us to watch there dog for a couple of weeks. Since then they have not called or visit to ask or see how the dog is doing. Since then thw dog has ran out of food and we had to go buy more for him. And his behavior is a lot better since we have gotten him. They use to keep... Read more »
Dogs are property under Colorado law. Under Colorado property law, property is not considered abandoned until 5 years have passed. So, until 5 years passes with no contact from the owners - or until they gift or sell the dog to you, the dog belongs to the original owners. You could reach out to the...Read more »
Our dogs needed to be boarded as we lost our apartment. It supposed to be temporary, however due to circumstances they have been there for just about 2 months. We want to bring them home but the facility says they will not release them until the bill is paid in full. We have paid some of the bill... Read more »
Generally speaking, no. Unless you signed a contract that says they can do this. This is a highly unusual situation and veterinarians can technically keep dogs/animals as collateral for unpaid veterinary bills, but that is provided for by statute. I am not aware of a statute that permits boarding...Read more »
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 »
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