Kent, WA asked in Animal / Dog Law for Oregon

Q: My Belgem Sheppard had a litter recently. And was mated with my mom's catahula. She's wanting to claim half the litter.

My Belgem Sheppard had a litter recently. And was mated with my mom's catahula. She's wanting to claim half the litter.

This was done without my permission and with me repeatedly saying they shouldn't.

Erigardles she wasn't paying attention to the two different dogs an my girl got pregnant.

Now she's wanting to claim half the litter because it was with her dog. Even though my girlfriend and I have been taking care of my dog during and after her pregnancy.

What should I do? Is this legal?

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Jennie Lynn Clark
Jennie Lynn Clark
Answered
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: Based upon the facts you have given, I do not believe she would prevail if she were to file a lawsuit and claim half the litter. It is your dog that you cared for while she was pregnant. Her dog trespassed on your dog without your permission. She can make whatever claims she wants, I do not believe any judge would grant her half the puppies unless there was a contract stating so. I would not be willing to accept her case on a contingency fee basis or even an hourly basis if that tells you anything.

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