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0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Texas on
Q: How can I claim legal ownership of a dog I took in as a stray?

My boyfriend lives with me but has been staying here rent- free since December 2019, I want him to leave but he says the dog is his and he's taking him with him. My dog still needs to be neutered, microchipped and given shots, and I've been paying for almost everything since we took him... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Libel & Slander, Family Law and Animal / Dog Law for Oregon on
Q: I need to know how to get my stolen cat returned. Unfortunately, it’s not taken as seriously as, say, a car.

She was stolen by my ex just to hurt me. She’s filed false papers claiming my cat is her “companion cat”. I have all the proof & witnesses to support the truth in this matter.

Jennie Lynn Clark
Jennie Lynn Clark
answered on Jun 28, 2022

You might want to consider small claims court in light of the fact that most attorneys charge $300-$400 per hour. You cannot have an attorney in small claims court. If you obtain a judicial order for in junctive relief for the return of the cat, she would be in contempt of court if she does not... Read more »

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0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Virginia on
Q: I’ve been dog watching for someone and they haven’t paid and chose not to pick up for 2 weeks. Can I hold her until paid

We have been on a pattern for months because he is still military. He pays half at drop off/half at pick up. He didn’t pay at drop off. When the ship got back on June 10th, he never got in touch or picked her up. He still hasn’t but after tracking him down his reasoning was “he’s tired”.... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Utah on
Q: We got a puppy less than a week ago, the breeders did not release any information about him having parvovirus

The breeders did not let us know about his exposure to parvovirus and now our sweet boy is fighting for his life. I know many states have the Pet Lemon Law, is there anything legally that we can do?? Not to mention the breeders have now fallen off the face of the Earth and we have not been able to... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Maryland on
Q: Is a dog rescue required to be forthright about diagnoses like heart worm disease?

Recently fostered a dog and was never told of heart worm positive status. Rescue continues to advertise dog without mentioning this health problem. Is there a law or is it just bad practice?

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Landlord - Tenant for Arizona on
Q: Can Managment at my apartment complex force me to get rid of my service dogs?

A neighbor came by my apartment late in the evening when my dogs were outside going potty off leash. They didn’t do anything but run over to say hi. The guy started yelling at me and reported me to management that my dogs were aggressive. They didn’t even bark until he yelled. Now management... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Maryland on
Q: Me and my ex split two weeks ago, we bought a dog together and she will not let me see him, do I have rights to see him?
Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
answered on Jun 27, 2022

Dogs are considered personal property under the law. The owner of the dog is the purchaser. Evidence could include the name on the bill of sale, the name listed on the veterinarian's records, etc. Courts do not get involved in "visitation" issues for pets.

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Criminal Law and Landlord - Tenant for Nevada on
Q: Will I be guilty if my dog runs away from home and ends up at the shelter with stitches ?

My dog was outside to eat and use the bathroom at night. He ended up running away and days later ended up in the animal shelter. Animal control stated they pepper sprayed my dog for being aggressive because my dog was running towards a 13 year old boy( whole my dog didn’t get a chance to get... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Animal / Dog Law for Georgia on
Q: I just recently adopted a pet dog. His adoption papers state he is a border collie Labrador mix. He weights about 30-38.

Because his adoption papers say that he is a border collie lab mix…I suspect he might have bully breeds in him.. can my apartment complex do anything like forcing me to dna test him or trying to evict me. They are a pet friendly place other than their pitty ban. Are my papers good enough? To my... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for South Carolina on
Q: What rights does a breeder have of a guardian dog if NO contract was presented or signed?

I have had my dog for 2 years and 3 months. I got him for a breeder who told me she was going to use Toby for breeding and would start would Toby turned one. Toby will be 3 in January and she has never used him. She randomly pops up once a year asking for him that day and mad when we can’t have... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Q: What is Kentucky State law about dogs being restrained on a 4 -5 feet chain to a tree for 6+ months.

They don’t have water daily or food daily since no one lives at that house.

Called local animal control and not getting anywhere. They said KY state law states it owners personal property.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can you sue a dog daycare if your dog gets out and they can’t find her?

She was Getting groomed and the AC guy left the door open and she got out

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jun 24, 2022

Yes. Sue the dog day care snd the AC guy and his company also.

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Animal / Dog Law for Delaware on
Q: Agreed to sell a puppy to a guy that was going to use agency to pick up and deliver pup he said he'd send cashier's chec

For purchase price but he sent way over purchase price and want's me to put in bank and withdraw amount to give the agency when he comes to pick up pup. I'm not comfortable nor did I agree to do this. Is he trying to scam me? What should I do? What do I do with cashiers check? Name on... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Animal / Dog Law for Washington on
Q: What can you do if a judge makes a huge mistake in a ruling that directly contradicts the evidence???

I can't afford an appeal, but the ruling is obviously wrong. It is a contract case about my dogs. He stated in the COL that I breached the contract by not conducting health testing on Sparkle and giving the plaintiff the results. The contract states that "All health testing has been... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Indiana on
Q: I was visiting my parents with our cat. Their neighbor baited and trapped it and had it spayed what recourse do I have?

My dad ask him if he did it and he admitted it,even told him where he took it to have it done. He sign papers at the vet stating he owned the cat and was responsible for it. We are from Kentucky and were visiting my parents in elwood in.

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Jun 23, 2022

Presumably, the trap was set on the neighbor's property so the cat could not have been trapped unless it was out of your control, on the neighbor's property. If your father's neighbor does this routinely, to decrease the surplus population of feral cats, it is commendable that he... Read more »

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