Carlsbad, CA asked in Animal / Dog Law for Colorado

Q: My dog is wrongfully accused of attacking a man in the park. On police report.

Can they confiscate my dog? Do they give me notice of intending to do so? By the way, the man pulled a gun on me but not charged with anything!

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Kristina M. Bergsten
Kristina M. Bergsten
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  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Denver, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: They probably will not take your dog if they haven’t already. I would recommend getting an attorney before your court date though.

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

A: Did this happen in California or Colorado? In what city? There is really no way of answering your question without knowing where it happened, when it happened, if skin is alleged to have been broken which would be important to know if your dog needs to be placed on a mandatory rabies quarantine, etc. (which animal control often use as the reason to confiscate without a warrant because it's a public health issue). Please contact an experienced dangerous dog defense attorney in the state this happened in ASAP to make sure you are prepared and have the correct answers to your questions so you know your rights if animal control comes to confiscate your dog.

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