East Moline, IL asked in Contracts and Animal / Dog Law for Iowa

Q: Can I sue a Barn Manager for neglet and verbal abuse? How much evidence would I need to win my case if I choose to sue?

I had my horse in the care of a local barn. A few weeks after I moved him their the barn manager left him and several others without water. Had I not been there to fill up the water buckets I believe that they all would have coliced as they would have been without water for over 12 hours. She also would forget to feed my horse his grain. He is three they dont stop growing until they are 6. So denying a horse food that is still growing causes behavior issues like food aggrestion which my horse has as a result of her not feeding him properly. I am wanting to sue her so that someone can put a stop to her before she does kill someones horse as a result of them not having water or not being fed properly or worse them colicing because she had denyed them asses to water.

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Erik Luthens
Erik Luthens
  • West Des Moines, IA
  • Licensed in Iowa

A: You believe that your horse “deserves justice” because he’s hungry? If you have at least $10,000 to pay an attorney to work towards justice, you might have a case.

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