Sacramento, CA asked in Animal / Dog Law for California

Q: Animal control made me surrender two of my dogs by threatening to seize all four of my dogs and taking me to jail.

They assumed my dog had mange but she didn't. She actually never grew hair back fully because of a medical condition she had been treated for 8 years ago.

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Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Sorry to hear that you dog was suffering from a medical condition. But you have not posed a question here. Are they tesing your dog for Mange? Or are they just putting her down? Are you trying to get the dog returned? If you have a claim against a governmental agency, you must first file a "government Claim" with them, the entity or the county usually has instructions on the website about this. You should consult a local attorney that handles governmental claims.

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