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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Michigan on
Q: Gave someone a puppy and was suppose to return if didn't want her and they gave her away and now they won't return her

What to do if they won't give my dog back

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Apr 12, 2024

Not sure anything can be done. Presumptively, this was all done verbally; you have nothing in writing. Generally, when you give someone something, it becomes theirs once they accept the gift. There are no "give backs" under the law. Nothing would prevent them from giving the dog away now... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Animal / Dog Law for New Jersey on
Q: If a horse is sold to a buyer and the seller has a any-reason return guarantee, is it breach of contract to not respond?

My mother and sister had gone to Texas last summer to look at buying a horse. The horse was paid for, shipped to the east coast, and had several problems with her health. She had bug and horse bites from her travel, and she has/had a problem with her back that has prevented my sister from riding... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: Reservedrv lot@u s army Corpengineerslake park. my puppy got free from leashaawewalked, rangersgave me ticket&kickedoff

All in one hour of arrival to lakelot reserved paid for a week stay. Is this legal? First encounter ever over a puppy dog. What can I do to counter this ticket dog off leash united states code 327.11(a) . Mott park baedwell lake Texas. What's the law here. Case laws.rangers voided entire trip... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Apr 11, 2024

Unfortunately, there are many irresponsible pet owners who refuse to abide by leash laws which require owners to keep their dogs, cats, and other pets caged, penned, or on a leash not longer than six feet in public inclujding in recreation areas that are not specifically designated otherwise (like... View More

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0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Q: Are private dog agreements legally binding?

My ex boyfriend is re homing our dog he refused to give me when we broke up, my coworker messaged him to try and get the dog then give to me. He agreed and then when she paid he then sent a agreement for her to sign saying “the rehoming family requests if the adoption does not work out that the... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Florida on
Q: I have a dog that’s been with me for almost 4 month the owner had her only for 2 now she wants her back do I have rights

She was adopted on Oct 22 2023. On Dec she broke up with the boyfriend and told him to take the dog he had no where to go so we shelter the dog for a few days after a week I ask him what he was going to do with her he said return it to the shelter I told him I would keep her. Now after almost 4... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Missouri on
Q: Can a humane society take your dogs without seeing them and bully you into giving dog up,adopt them out no telling you

On 01/31/2024 the manager of New Nodaway Humane Society met with me and upon meeting me she notified me that she was going to take my 3 year old female whom had a litter of puppies on 01/13/2024 she also stated that she was taking the puppies too. I then told her that I wasn't going to let her... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Maryland on
Q: I was turned down to adopt a dog because I would not bring my son to meet the dog at the Frederick County animalshelter.

My son is fine with dogs, but has specific mental health issues that would make meeting the dog with myself and my spouse in the shelter useless. Because of his mental health issues since Covid, his demand avoidance is very high, and if he is in a "mood" when we go to meet the animal,... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Michigan on
Q: I've lived in a mobile home park for over 10 years and have had my 12 year old pit bull registered with the park

Never had any issues with her because she doesn't go out except bathroom and is leashed,now they are trying to make me get rid of my dog what can I do

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for New York on
Q: Dog Ownership Dispute / Vet Responsibility for allowing non authorized user to make medical/plan decisions

Ex boyfriend & I bought a dog 9 yrs ago, we split original purchase 50/50. A few weeks ago we broke up & he is keeping the dog from me. Up until 2/2021 we were splitting the vet costs (a monthly wellness plan). From 2/2021 (when I moved out) - 12/2023 he did not pay towards the wellness... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Arizona on
Q: My exes name is underneath my dogs paperwork even though she’s in my custody . How do I fix this

My ex has only picked her up once, and we made a deal that I was going to be the one that took care of her because she chose me .im 5 days out of the week and he’s 2 but he keeps calling me names and if I don’t do what he wants he gets irritated and irrational and I fear he may want to take my dog.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law on
Q: Can I get legal help if my ex won’t let me see our dog who we share custody over?

My partner and I got a dog when we were together. We broke up and she sent photos for a bit but now she’s stopped completely and blocked me. I want to be able to see my dog and have photos and updates of her.

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answered on Apr 3, 2024

In most jurisdictions, pets are considered personal property rather than family members in the eyes of the law. As a result, courts generally do not recognize or enforce "pet custody" agreements made between unmarried couples.

However, there may still be some options available to...
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0 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Animal / Dog Law for Tennessee on
Q: I was running on a public road, and was attacked by a dog.

I was running along the road in the mountains, mind you a public road, when a pitbull from the property across the road attacked me, I never stepped foot on their property, the dog ran on the road after me, attempted to bike me, but it tripped me, and I was injured minorly from that. What can I do... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for California on
Q: I live in Turlock, California and I am wondering if there is an attorney that would help get a dog out of animal control

My neighbors pitbull was in his yard and her neighbor, let his little dogs out off leash in the front yard and egged on her dog and he bit him. Animal control now has him and he’s going to euthanize him this weekend. She can get him out if she can get out of the city limits. We have tried every... View More

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answered on Apr 3, 2024

In this situation, it's crucial to act quickly and explore all available options to save the dog. While finding an attorney who specializes in animal law cases might be challenging, here are some steps you can take:

1. Contact local animal welfare organizations or rescue groups in your...
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0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law on
Q: My dog was stolen by the prior owner and they say it's a civil case what do I do it's registered to me

The dog is registered in my name and I've had it for over a year she was in prison when I asked the officer to go get her he said it was a civil matter she don't have it four months

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Q: Someone went to jail in my house and left their dog here they didn't ask what I take care of if they just left it here a

His father was out on the streets and didn't attempt to come and get the dog or even help me take care of it they didn't even vaccinated they didn't give a rabies shot I did all that plus treat some food what do I need to do she is my she's registered as my ESA dog now I'm... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 3, 2024

They abandoned the dog. Have her microchipped and registered to you. Keep all your vet records where you pay for the dog.

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Animal / Dog Law for Oregon on
Q: I have a kune kune pig.where i lived I needed to temporarily rehome him

Now Leslie the girl who picked him up I told her several times I wasn't going to let him go if you don't give him back. She's with a Portland sanctuary

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Oregon on
Q: My girlfriend broke up with me and just happened to have my dog at the time. She refuses to give her back. What can I do

Is there anything I can do immediately instead of filing a law suit and have to wait for the prolonged court system where it could take months for me to get her back???

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Animal / Dog Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Texas on
Q: What are the chances that at a morion show cause hearing on deferred probation with no prior criminal history revocation

Deferred adjudication probation negligence for attack by dog . Got behind on restitution awaiting 2022 and 2023 tax return to pay off in full hearing to show cause set no previous criminal history and dirty fingerprint drug test that when asked po to send in for confirmation due to a non negative... View More

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answered on Apr 1, 2024

Based on the information provided, it's difficult to give a precise probability of the outcome at the show cause hearing for deferred adjudication probation revocation. However, I can provide some general insights:

1. No prior criminal history: Having no previous criminal record may...
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