Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Animal / Dog Law Questions & Answers
0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Alabama on
Q: What can I do about neighbors dogs continuously barking all hours of the night, keeping our children and us up?

They have multiple (5 or 6) hunting dogs in a pen, another one on a running cable that gets wrapped up in things and honestly doesn't have proper cover for the dog such as a dog house for it to get in. They all bark ALL hours of the night EVERY NIGHT. The only peace is if they are gone to the... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Products Liability and Animal / Dog Law for California on
Q: Do they have any grounds to sue me or is it all in their hands??

So I own a lot of animals including reptiles, rodents, cats, dogs, and birds. While someone gave me a few boa constrictor babies that were just born at the time because they were kept in a dirty tank with roaches and mold. Well one of the babies wouldn’t eat and one was stargazing so I gave them... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Q: I live out in the county, I have a female dog in a fence, has never been outside the fence to roam free! My neighbor has

A male dog that roams free all the time, I cannot keep him out of my fence and I have brought this to their attention they still let him run free! What can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Civil Rights for Oregon on
Q: My late fiancés mom is trying to take my dogs from me because she is executor of his will. Do I have any rights?

I was a live in girlfriend and care provider to him while he battled cancer and seizures for 8 years

Jennie Lynn Clark
Jennie Lynn Clark
answered on Dec 5, 2022

You must be in a rough state of mind losing your boyfriend and your dogs. If you have title to the dogs or other documentation of ownership of the dogs, you should be able to get your dogs back. Unfortunately, the cost of hiring an attorney would likely exceed the value of the dogs. You might... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Animal / Dog Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Louisiana on
Q: Found my cat in parking lot and man pulls a gun on me and now my cat is dead

I had lost my indoor cat and I’m walking around searching for him and seen him in the Louisiana dcf parking lot but when I walked up all the cats went under the privacy fence and was looking at me including mine so I kneeled down and was quietly calling his name for him to come to me and about 10... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Municipal Law for North Dakota on
Q: 15 years ago my dog bit someone municipal court judgement was pay restitution and never own another dog.

No previous convictions. I want to own a dog

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Municipal Law for North Dakota on
Q: 15 years ago my dog bit someone We municipal court judgement was pay restitution and never own another dog. I want right

No previous convictions. Besides dog at large ticket. I want my rights back

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Virginia on
Q: Is there theft of animal from locked car in virginal law?

While I'm in my car in care of my friends dog a man ran up pulling locked door until it opened then grabbed dog and drove away with friends dog somewhere unknown. Police came took info and found out newly issued warrant on my friend for theft (she's had dog for years) I'm not sure... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Washington on
Q: I live in an RV park Manager is aware of my LG breed pup he is now sayin we have a week to get rid of him Can he do that

Long story short last month my puppy scratched a little girl. Her father reported our pup to the police, took his daughter to the ER. She got stitches. My RV manager is now saying we have a week to get rid of him. Can he do that?

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Alabama on
Q: Illegal to vet and euthanize a cat that showed up at my house?

A sickly cat showed up at my house Sunday. I had no idea where it came from. I took it to the vet was told it was not going to make it and euthanasia was best option.I took cat home for 2 days and it's condition declined. I was unable to find an owner after posting to a few lost pet pages. I... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Animal / Dog Law for Alabama on
Q: Is it illegal to have a cat euthanized if you couldn't find an owner?

A sickly cat showed up at my house Sunday. I had no idea where it came from. I took it to the vet was told it was not going to make it and euthanasia was best option. I took cat home for 2 days and it's condition declined. I posted the cat to a few lost pages and got no response. I took the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: can I get a motion heard in without filing a cause of action with the complaint in California

I think I should file a motion ordering the defendent to return property to its rightful owner. Would I need to file a partial summary judgement for ownership then continue civil litigation for damages for the second part

Adam Stoddard
Adam Stoddard
answered on Dec 2, 2022

It is unclear what you are trying to do here. It sounds like you have not filed a complaint yet since you state "can I get a motion heard in without filing a cause of action with the complaint in California." If you have not filed a Complaint, then you cannot file a motion with the Court.... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for North Dakota on
Q: If a husband gives away wife’s dog after she left after a fight and comes back two weeks later do I have to give it back

So our 18 year old dog sitter messaged me two weeks ago and asked if we still wanted a small dog we said yes she then told me that her dad said we need to find him a new home I then asked price she said her dad paid 1000 for him so anything we would want to pay if anything I said well with our... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Texas on
Q: Lost my dog 5 years ago. Got contacted a couple of days ago that they found him.

Still have all his paperwork work and he was registered as my wife's emotional support dog. The dog was found in Oklahoma. As I was driving up there to pick him up. The police got involved and released the dog to the couple who had him for the last 5 years with no legal papers just pictures as... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: What kind of lawyer would be needed for an ex claiming my sister stole "her" dog?

2 years ago my sister and her then girlfriend got a dog named Kronk. They lived together at the time and my sister and the girlfriend raised Kronk in the state of Utah for a few months. They then moved to Georgia where they lived with me. My sister fed the dogs everyday, took them to the vet,... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for North Dakota on
Q: So a guy in town rehomed his wife’s dog when she left after a fight she was gone two weeks and now wants the dog back

So our 18 year old dog sitter texted me two weeks ago and asked if we wanted a dog she said her dad said they need to get rid of them mom and dad had a fight mom left and left her dogs she was notified by the vet he was rehomed the next day dad agreed we could have him for free and his daughter... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for North Carolina on
Q: Hi I purchased a cat from a breeder and I we had a litter of kittens. Can I be sued? There was no contract.

I honestly meant absolutely no harm to anyone and was told that once the animal was purchased she was my property. Was I mistaken to believe that?

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is it legal for an HOA to add rules about where my dog can pee and poop?

There are no rules now but the HOA is considering adding them and I’m not sure I would have purchased here if I knew I wouldn’t be able to walk my dog in the community. Can they do that legally?

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.