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0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for New York on
Q: Me and my ex boyfried broke up over a month ago and im trying to get custody of my dog back

shooter was given to me 5 years ago by him cus he was abused by his ex...he gave me the dog and payed for his shots but made it very clear the dog is mine...i have proof in messages...i was out of town for a month and he said he will take care of him until i get back to my moms and he now is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Ohio on
Q: Hello sir. I bought a puppy in early august for 600$ everything was fine then theytext me dog was sick and i had to pay

I had to pay 450$ then as the month goes on no dog i had to pay for food was200 then it went 300 . now they wont a special crate for 800 but the lady i bought the from said she pay300 then he told he demanded his money he calling the police for abanden thdog i called the dublin ohio police they... Read more »

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Sep 17, 2021

No question is asked here. For guidance on your specific situation you will need to sit down with an attorney to review the facts in detail. There are numerous additional factors that will need to be evaluated to determine what rights you may have.

Best of luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Ohio on
Q: How many dogs can a single household house in the city of Westerville Ohio?

I'm curious because I would like to care for dogs in my home and wanted to know what the city deemed appropriate for one household. I figured if I knew the number it may help my application for a variance or special use permit. I personally would never house more than 5 dogs at one time. Thank you!

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Sep 17, 2021

There are multiple factors here that need to be considered based on the facts you provided. I suggest sitting down with a business or real estate attorney in or adjacent to Westerville. For your reference, the City Ordinances can be found at the URL below.... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Arizona on
Q: neighbors dog got onto my property and got my pure bred pregnant costing me 2000 dollars andmy dog was caged can i sue

i want to sue for the money thier dog has cost me and this isnt the first time i have another pure bred that just had puppies cause of the dog and i have photos of the dog being stuck to my dogs on my property mind you behind a fence that he breaches to get in

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Texas on
Q: How to prove I do NOT own a dog?

If I gave my dog away because I was unable to care for it, and the new owner and I signed a letter saying I give up ownership and have no future claims to the dog, who owns the dog? How can I prove that the dog is not mine if it bites someone? The new owner is now nonresponsive and I do not know... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Employment Law and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: Bit by dog at work, owner never filed report to police. Been 6 days and no vaccination records even. Should I sue?

Bite happened on the job. They didn’t think I needed to go to the hospital so I took myself the next morning for tetanus shot and got antibiotics. Work didn’t even contact the owner for 3 days to discuss attack. Been over 6 days and I have no vaccination records, no doctor bills paid and am... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Colorado on
Q: If I sale puppies can I make a contract stating if they neglect it I have the right to get it back with no refund

And with their breed they require certain living conditions and alot of attention so can I put what I consider neglect in the contract,(eg. I don't want them to be chained up and left out side, I would prefer a fenced in yard, and make sure if they did need to be out side for a short bit of... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for California on
Q: My dog went missing pound got him never admitted to having my dog and just adopted him out 9/12 now don’t want to help

I called the pound never admitted they had my dog. Now that my dog got adopted the shelter is saying it’s not there problem and won’t help me reunite with my dog

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Arizona on
Q: Can I report my dad for abandoning our 6 month old puppy?

He threatened to abandon our puppy in the desert because he killed our two ducks.

0 Answers | Asked in Products Liability and Animal / Dog Law for Wyoming on
Q: purchased two puppies in wyoming one week later puppy died due to defect what recourse do i have?

breeder is not responding even with documents from vetinarians office

transaction was done in WY, puppy died in Los Angeles; my home.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Oklahoma on
Q: outside city limits. neighbors dogs get in my trash and approach me and bark at me in my yard. what are my rights?

They have 3 mostly pit dogs, one great dane, and two smaller dogs. all unleashed and unfenced. They also go into my garage and take things.

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Sep 14, 2021

As a land owner you have the right to defend yourself on your property, however, the first thing to do is call the Sheriffs office in your county and have them come out. They may be able to speak with the dogs owner and resolve the situation without any harm to you, the dogs, or the neighbor... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for California on
Q: My roommate has a pit and I have Chihuahuas we keep them separated. My other roommate was drunk and opened my back door

While the pit was outside. He injured one of my dogs which I paid 1800. It wasn't the pits fault cause he wasn't trained. Can I sue my roommate that owns the dog for not training the dog and can I sue my other roommate who was drunk and opened my back door knowing the rule in the house to... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 13, 2021

Sorry your dog was attacked and injured. Certainly you can sue the individuals involved, use Small Claims Court, but before you do, you need to consider how you are going to collect on any Judgment you obtain against them. From what you say, you are living with several roommates, I would assume... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Texas on
Q: Two dogs came on my porch and attacked my pup while he was sleeping he had been in icu since Friday morning

I have the 45 minute attack on video from my security camera. How do I sue

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Tennessee on
Q: Madison County……Is animal control allowed to be on private property without a warrant?

My toddler accidentally let our dog out. Animal control came by to pick up a stray that was roaming the neighborhood and causing some problems. I apologized and explained the situation. She told me I needed to go get her or she would have to pick her up. I pointed out that she was telling me I had... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Sep 13, 2021

Animal Control Officers are Law Enforcement. And yes, they can go onto private property to aprehend animals without a Warrant. You might want to hire an attorney to work this out, as it can be difficult and expensive. It does not appear that you are capable of representing yourself.

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: Wife stole my dog We Are separated Vernon PD did zero even after wife hit me with car. DOG,civil?

I am on crutches, she hit my leg and now I crawl.

DOG LICENSED IN MY NAME.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Maryland on
Q: How long does my sister have to have her dead fiance's dog in her possession before it's legally hers

My sister's Fiance died on Monday and he had this dog before they even met but they were together for a little over a year and living together for about 4 months when he died his parents are to fragile to handle the dog and told her she should keep him on Friday a friend of his said he is... Read more »

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Sep 12, 2021

The dog is personal property under the law. Personal property of a deceased person belongs to the deceased person's estate. When someone dies without a will, the law of intestate succession applies to determine the legal heirs entitled to inherit the estate assets. An unmarried person... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Maryland on
Q: How long does my sister have to have her dead fiance's dog in her possession before it's legally hers

My sister's Fiance died on Monday and he had this dog before they even met but they were together for a little over a year and living together for about 4 months when he died his parents are to fragile to handle the dog and told her she should keep him on Friday a friend of his said he is... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for New Jersey on
Q: My puppy passed away from distempervirus at four months …he had the shot for it 12 days before he passed

I had a necropsy done so I have proof.I still have medical bills that I have to pay even though he passed away.I would like to know if I can get refunded from the lady I brought him from since he was sick

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