Riverbank, CA asked in Animal / Dog Law for California

Q: Can I be arrested if I cant pay my kennel bill

I have had my dog at a boarding place since October and I want her back but the place is not accepting payments or trying to work with me. I am nervous that any day now I could be arrested because she is still there.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Daniel Timothy LeBel
Daniel Timothy LeBel
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: We do not have debtors' prisons in California. Your debt to the kennel is a civil matter. Under the facts you have provided you do not have a reason to fear jail time. If the kennel is telling you otherwise, they may be in violation of the law and you should contact a qualified attorney immediately.

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