Los Angeles, CA asked in Animal / Dog Law for California

Q: My neighbor claims that his dog ate my weed in our shared backyard and wants me to pay vet Bill's am I at fault?

The dog was in the back yard un attended

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William John Light
William John Light
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Impossible to say. Did he know the weed was in the backyard and let his dog back there unsupervised? Did he, or you, know that his dog would eat the weed? Was the weed legal? Is there any evidence in the veterinary records that treatment was provided related to consumption of weed? It's unclear that you would be responsible for his unsupervised dog eating a legal plant. If the grow was illegal, that might be another story.

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