Washington, DC asked in Criminal Law and Animal / Dog Law for Illinois

Q: If someone agreed to watch my dogs and then gave my dogs away could I sue them?

We paid a friend to watch our dogs while we left to go to Maryland for the holidays ,but after we left he told us he got his dog from some lady who left it outside in the cold,and now he's not responding to our text or calls

2 Lawyer Answers
Kristina M. Bergsten
Kristina M. Bergsten
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Denver, CO

A: Yes you can sue. You might also be able to report these people to animal control for animal cruelty.

Juan Ooink agrees with this answer

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Bolingbrook, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Your question and your fact pattern do not match. Regardless, you are always welcome to sue anyone at anytime, but that does not mean you will be successful. You might want to consider hiring a Civil Law Attorney to assist you with this matter.

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