Marshall, MI asked in Animal / Dog Law for Michigan

Q: I live in a duplex and my dog accidentally killed my neighbors kitten in between our house doors in a “common space”

The common space is technically inside our property.

The dog picked up the kitten and dropped it immediately when she realized she hurt it.

Punctured its belly.

My neighbor called the police and said the dog has bitten her before and that is untrue.

I live in Marshall Michigan and this dog is like my child, she truly didn’t mean to do it and has never hurt anyone before.

Can I be asked to leave my duplex and what can the do legally to prosecute me and my dog?

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Kristina M. Bergsten
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Kristina M. Bergsten
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  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Media, PA

A: The answers to your questions depend on what your lease says constitutes an evictable action and your landlord. This can be independent of the criminal process. I would highly recommend you to speak to an animal lawyer or criminal defense lawyer in your area.

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