Colorado Springs, CO asked in Personal Injury, Animal / Dog Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Colorado

Q: Can the police illegally enter my home and take my husband's 2 service animals and sell them through the Humane Society?

They are licensed in his name and we were both illegally incarcerated when this was done. The police came in unannounced and attacked my disabled husband with complete disregard for repeated statements about his medical conditions. We were refused medical treatment on video by the officer who attacked us. My husband was held 5 days after bond was posted and was released the day after our babies were sold. We have documents for shots, registration and from the doctor on both of them.

2 Lawyer Answers
Juliet Piccone
Juliet Piccone
Answered
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Englewood, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: This is not the type of question that can be answered without more information. I would highly recommend that you contact an attorney who handles these matters on a regular basis. In general, when a disabled person is incarcerated the police can impound service dogs unless the disabled person's condition absolutely cannot be ameliorated by other means, for example a person or medication that the jail would have to supply. Every jurisdiction is different as far as what notice needs to be given to the owner and how long the animals have to be held before they are considered "abandoned" and subject to being sold or rehomed.

Arnab Kumar Banerjee
Arnab Kumar Banerjee
Answered
  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • kolkata, west bengal

A: this is not personal injury case. this is partly police harassment case. there are separate laws in Colorado where you can file complaint against police harassment. i am sharing a link of Colorado ACLU where it is said how you can complaint against police harassment. here is the link : http://aclu-co.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/KYR-Colorado.pdf

partly this case is animal abuse. for that Colorado has animal cruelty law. there you have your remedy. i am sharing the link which will deal exactly your case. here https://www.shouselaw.com/colorado/CO_animal_cruelty.html#2.6

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