She’s refusing to let me feed my dog (who she signed over to me) what I feel is best for him. She said she will throw away the food (which if I’m understanding is my property) and refuses to feed THE DOG FOOD to my dog if I ask her to feed him. She also refuses to accept that my dog eats 1x per... Read more »
Do you live with your mother? I would suggest moving out and taking your dog with you and then the problem is solved. Otherwise, I think you need to talk to a landlord/tenant attorney since this is not really an animal law issue.
Did you gift the dog to her? If it goes to court you could try to allege legal incapacity but at that point you are basically arguing your bipolar disorder makes you incapable of knowing what you are doing, i.e. incapable of managing your own affairs, so that's a pretty slippery slope and...Read more »
She works 10-12 hours a day, 5-7 days a week, and will not have time to properly care for, nor train the animal. She has been told she has 48 hours to get rid of the animal. Both myself and the third housemate are allergic to dogs and do not wish to care for the animal. If she refuses to get rid of... Read more »
Your post makes me shudder in so many ways. FYI, It's a felony to "euthanize" a dog they way you are describing as one who "grew up on a farm". Your roommate has every right to keep property at her place of residence unless it violates the lease.
I have filled for replevin in court. I have his adoption papers, Neuter and rabies certificates and microchip registration all in my name In retaliation for the replevin she has filed for a temporary restraining order stating I pushed her. I only want my dog back. Is there anything else I can do?
Did you push her? The protection order is a separate issue from the replevin. My advise would be to hire an experienced animal attorney who has litigated and WON dog custody cases. I've handled dozens of these kinds of cases and prevailed on quite a few.
We are looking to buy 3.25 acres of land in la plata county Colorado. The covenants forbid chickens and cows but are from the 1970s and no longer enforced. We want to raise a few animals for personal use. Is there a way to protect ourselves moving forward? If someone decides to now enforce these... Read more »
You do NOT need to apply for rezoning. Covenants have nothing to do with zoning. When you say the covenant against chickens is not enforced, are there other homes in the community with chickens? You can either take a chance and deal with it if you are sued for violation of the covenant, or can...Read more »
I'm sorry the loss of your dad. I agree with Mr. Maye that there are too many unanswered questions. Why is the dog with your deceased father's girlfriend? Was your dad taking care of your dog? If so for how long? In my opinion, this is going to have to be resolved in probate. If a...Read more »
police animal control said theres nothing they can do ! Have receipts of adoption ,food ,vet care,kenneling and fact that I raised him since a pup! Was helping ex out by letting her and kids stay in my home and she had even bought a cat for company I would have been fine if dog went to oregon and... Read more »
I’m unclear as to what state the people live in that have the dog? Is it Colorado or Oregon? If Oregon you need to contact an attorney there. It’s also unclear how long it’s been since you let exwife have dog and/or how long since she have dog away.
I’m sorry to hear you have to go to court. From what I can gather from your post it sounds like there’s a history of animosity between you and the neighbor over the dog barking. Without knowing more, I simply would advise you to carefully read the ticket summoning you to court so you can begin...Read more »
The day my dog died I had taken him to the vet in the morning for a follow up check up I called into work to let them know I was going to come in late and I was going to make him stable comfortable and I will come in to work to finish my shift, I got fired that day and their excuse was lack of... Read more »
This is false but the reason he showed up was because I guess my husband kicked him . When that was also false. I’m just worried they’ll come back and try to do something for false information... but I know we didn’t do anything wrong but refuse to let them see my dog what will happen??
Animal control officers can and will use deception while investing any number of complaints, even anonymous ones. I’ve had clients who were told the exact same thing, only to show their dog(s) to AC and have it seized for a completely different reason, for example to enforce a pit bull ban or to...Read more »
January 31st so 6 weeks ago and 2 days my puppy was stolen out of my back yard at first I thought he ran out but a few weeks later one of the people who was watching out for my puppy found a girl who had posted him on her snap chat storey. So I was all like ok I will text her she lied and said that... Read more »
Gather up all the proof you have that the puppy is yours (where did you get him from, any vet records, a registered microchip would be great, photos, videos, witnesses) The police may only get involved if your puppy is worth enough for them to file misdemeanor or felony theft charges so keep that...Read more »
They are not quarantining your dogs, rabies is the only disease they would “quarantine” a dog for and the limit is 10 days from the bite. After 10 days you’re dog would be dead or extremely sick if it had rabies.
My guess is they told you its a quarantine to get you to hand over the...Read more »
Yes. If criminal charges have been filed in municipal court she or her lawyer can and must request “discovery” and a witness list. I always file a detailed motion for discovery to ensure I receive all witness statements which includes body cam videos. Prosecutors rarely dig deep and typically...Read more »
I woke up and I hear meowing coming from somewhere, and I thought it was my cat. It was actually another person's cat that was outside my front door. I didn't know this because it had no collar and I hadn't seen it before. Over the next couple of hours the cat stayed out there. I had... Read more »
What happened to the cat? I’m not sure what the cat’s owner could sue you for unless you killed or seriously injured her cat and even if you did that an insurance adjuster would not be calling you, it would be a lawyer. You would have defenses against any claim since the cat was trespassing....Read more »
Your question is not really clear, do you mean someone accused your dog of an attack? If that's what you mean, a complaining party's statements to law enforcement could give probable cause to impound a dog, especially if the accusation is that the dog bit a person and broke the skin,...Read more »
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... Read more »
I have personally litigated a number of cases with very similar fact patterns. In my last case, the girlfriend claimed that the puppy was a gift, but in court we proved that it was not, because the boyfriend had signed an adoption contract, the microchip was in his name and the vet records listed...Read more »
Someone I know went to jail and I currently have his dog. The reason I currently have his dog is because he was my sister-in-laws boyfriend and he beat her. His parents are not interested in taking the dog. I am willing to take ownership of the dog, but I don't want this person part of my... Read more »
I'd recommend you either have a consultation with an experienced animal lawyer or if you are good at research, look up your local animal control laws on abandonment. Some specifically say that being incarcerated is grounds for abandonment. Next I would talk to your local animal control...Read more »
You would need to first contact Denver Animal Protection and see if they license ESA animals separately from pets. Be prepared to bring very specific documentation per CO's fake assistance animal law which requires a qualified health care provider state that you are disabled and the specific...Read more »
My dog stays outside from 830 to 12 and then again from 2pm to 5pm. Sadly on a chain only because she jumps. Food and water included out side. So no neglect from me. But some random dog came into my yard and impregnated her. Now I have 6 puppies pooping and stinking up my home. What can I do... Read more »
Unless your bitch is an award winning purebred, what are the damages? Who are you going to sue? Are you going to go door to door demanding baby daddy paternity tests from all the male dogs? Why isn't your female spayed? I'd highly recommend you surrender both mom and pups to Fremont...Read more »
If you get charged with violating the state law of ownership of a dangerous dog that has killed a domestic animal, which includes livestock, animal control can seize the dog that did it, force you to pay for the animal's cost of care for months (and if you don't you lose ownership) and...Read more »
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