My dad has a great Pyrenees Moutain dog. The dog lives outside to protect the chickens. Animal control has come to confirm that he has, food, water, shelter, and updates on his shots. We provided all of this and they said we are good But someone in our neighborhood is constantly calling in about... Read more »
Your dad is being lied to. Have him submit a Colorado Open Records Request (most have a form on their websites) to the law enforcement entity(s) asking for all records of all complaints related to his address for the past year. Those are PUBLIC records and more importantly they are records...Read more »
Your mom should be fine unless she gets sued. At that point, I would suggest she contact a qualified attorney who has won many of these types of cases (on each side), such as myself. The hallmark of a gift is present intention to convey all ownership of a thing to another and delivery of that...Read more »
I moved in my new place a month ago and my neighbors dog craps in my yard every day, I told them to stop before and nothing, so I called the cops and nothing, after it continued for a week after the first call I called again and this officer told me it’s not his problem and I need to go confront... Read more »
There are usually municipal ordinances that cover this type of habitual behavior, which are usually handled by animal control or code enforcement. If you have am HOA they also probably regulate this. But you’ll need proof which means videotaping the act as many times as you can as well as (as...Read more »
Dog was reported missing to chip company (AVID). All contact info updated. Dog was not located. Fastforward to a year later, AVID contacts owner to say that someone is trying to register the chip in the dog to themselves. Says they adopted from a shelter. This is the 1st contact from AVID that the... Read more »
You should check your state law to see if shelters have immunity from liability as long as they post a dog as found on their website for whatever the statutorily required time frame. In Colorado where I practice public and private shelters are supposed to hold pets a minimum of 3 days if no ID, and...Read more »
Long story short, our neighbors like to do drugs and have neglected and abused this pit. They left him running outside by a main road one day and we took him in. We had him for 3 days until they asked about him. They said we could have him since he 'is always in the way'. 2 days later... Read more »
We were only allowed to put her in one person's name and we put her in his name well his legal wife and they've been separate for 10 14 years is trying to get my dog she has going as far as stealing all the dogs papers out of the house cuz she's a special needs dog she is in a... Read more »
I am so sorry for your loss. Dogs are considered personal property. The decedent’s personal property can only be legally transferred to another person by virtue of either a will or by intestate succession. Either way, the wife has no rights unless she applies to be the personal representative of...Read more »
This person has killed their own pets, for reasons ranging from genuinely putting a pet out of its own misery, to the pet peeing around the house too much. It's deeply disturbing, but is there a law in Colorado regulating what methods of at-home euthanasia are allowed? If so, how would this... Read more »
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 »
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