Breaux Bridge, LA asked in Animal / Dog Law for Louisiana

Q: Is it the law to have you dog vaccinated by a license veterinarian?

I went in front of the justice of the peace yesterday I was being sued for a stray dog that was left all day without water, food, or any kind of care, the person who claimed to be the owner has stated multiple times to two different police officers myself my husband and other people that she had no registration papers for the dog, well yesterday she all of a sudden had notarize papers that I know were only done this week but dated for last year. Also the only proof she had to prove she was the owner was one picture of when he was six weeks old I had shot records I had over 600 pictures of him I also had him chipped, but the Justice Of The Peace said that you don’t need to have veterinarian care for your dog you don’t need to have your dog chipped so he awarded her the dog. I also had proof of him being attacked by a pitbull that they have and he said it didn’t matter it was their dog. Do I have any rights to him and would I have a chance of winning him back when I Appeal this?

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Covington, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: You can file an appeal and a stay in district court.

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