Texas City, TX asked in Animal / Dog Law and Wrongful Death for Texas

Q: Can you sue animal control for seizing your animals while you are in jail and have them euthanized

1 Lawyer Answer
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
  • Frisco, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: It depends upon the particular facts of your situation. It is important to consider what arrangements you made for your animals to be properly cared for while you were in jail and why the animals were seized by animal control.

If the animals were being properly cared for and animal control did not have a legally valid reason to seize them, you may be able to recover the fair market value of the animals. What the fair market value is depends on the animal. A highly trained service animal or prize bull is obviously far more valuable than a pet mixed-breed dog with no specialized training.

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