Lexington, NE asked in Animal / Dog Law and Wrongful Death for Colorado

Q: Can I get compensation for my neighbor shooting my registered breeding dog in Colorado?

My neighbor runs a feedlot and my young registered breeding dog visited the feedlot and he shot her. He never talked to us before he shot her or asked us to come and get her he just shot her. She never killed any animals and I was training her to stay home but she was only 7 months old and still learning. We spent a good deal of money on her and great expense and time to train her. We also had been kenneling her at night to keep her from terrorizing the neighbor’s cows. The day she was shot she had just been let out to run for a little bit before she was put back in her dog run. The manager just shot her and didn’t come to the house to let me know. I would like the cost of my dog returned to me and money to cover her outstanding vet bills. The total would be around $2,000.

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

A: Yes you can sue to get your $2,000 back.

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