Newark, DE asked in Animal / Dog Law for Delaware

Q: Do I have a law suit ? more details below please help me

my dog was taken from my back yard and days later she ended up with animal control .when she went missing she was healthy now when i recieved her from animal control (i just got her today) she was coughing and was not herself its been a few hours that i have her home and i was reading over the paperwork in witch they gave me they gave her medication for kennel cough they did not tell me she was sick i also have another dog who i believe is infected and unfortunly she has puppies and she went around them before i knew now theres a strong chance they are infected and they will die they are little i keep everyone seperated now but im upset that they did not mention to me that she was sick plus they told me i have to take her to the vet within 10 days i told them that before she left she was up to date and fine thats before i knew now i feel like they hurt my family i cant have kids so my dogs are my life ..and because of this im at a financial strain and possibly might loose my home

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Charles Snyderman

Answered
  • Wilmington, DE
  • Licensed in Delaware

A: You don't say exactly who you mean by referring to "animal control." However, assuming the organization you want to sue does not have immunity from suit, you need to know that under Delaware law you cannot recover money damages for emotional turmoil that you have suffered due to an illness to your dog,

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