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0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Dog Warden filing summary offense against neighbor’s running at large GSD

Dog Warden filed another summary offense against neighbor but she pled not guilty this time. Do I go to court? As a witness? Not familiar how this works. First 2 offenses she pled guilty and paid fines

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Q: Can I sue the vet who treated my puppy who passed away?

Both puppies I took to the vet. One was so sick the other one is fine. Stitch was vomiting and had bloody diarrhea. They said that he had hook worm. My husband looked it up . They didn’t even offer us to do a blood transfusion. When it was said when my husband looked it up.

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Business Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Small Claims for California on
Q: Animal control adopted my dog out to another party.. What do I need to do to get her back?

I was arrested and told that animal control would hold onto my dog until I was released. Upon my release I contacted them and was told she had already been adopted out. I had a local police Sargeant contact the supervisor. She informed the Sargeant that my dog was given life saving operation and... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Maryland on
Q: My dog playing with another dog on my property. The other dog ran off my property but my dog stayed. Whos responsible?

Who’s responsible if the dog scares a neighbor walking by? Am I responsible for the unleashed dog leaving my property or is the other dog owner responsible. There was no attack but I’m being threatened that I’m responsible for unleashed dog leaving my property

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for New York on
Q: I am getting complaints from my neighbor that is not substantial. What should I do?

I have a puppy, 5mo. My downstairs neighbor is complaining about my dog in quiet hours and my dog goes to sleep inside her crate at 8:30 pm/9 pm and wakes up at 8 am. The building won't say who is complaining but I know it's him.

The first one was about her nails, that he could... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for California on
Q: Can I sue a groomer for losing my dog

Call me to pick up dog when I got there the dog wasn’t there claimed the dog got out I dropped him off at 1 o’clock she called at 5 o’clock

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for California on
Q: Can I sue a groomer for losing my dog
1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Maryland on
Q: Dogs running at large case(no hurt,no bark) MD law:the maximum penalty-30 days jail for the owner.When it can happen?

Dogs get run. Didn’t hurt anyone, didn’t bark. Just run through the neighbor’s yard to the forest. No intention from the owner. “Nice” Neighbour opened cases “dogs at large”, “dogs trespassing”. Surprisingly, maximum penalty for dogs running at large in MD is 30 days jail for the... Read more »

Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr answered on Jan 20, 2022

I seriously doubt you would receive jail time for this. You may want to retain counsel to get the best possible result.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Q: Is this a real lawyer thing?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 19, 2022

What is your question?

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for California on
Q: I found a citation on my gate from the county stating I have to pay a fine for no dog license.

Citation doesn’t have a name on it and says to adult dog owner. Do I have to pay this fine, as I did not sign anything and it has no name? If I do not pay, can I get into any legal trouble?

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Texas on
Q: I have legal ownership of a dog and my ex will not return him to me. How do I get my dog back?

I asked my ex if he could watch my dog for a while (12+ months) and I would come back to get him, he agreed but now says the dog is his and will not return him to me. I have even taken the dog to the vet while he had the dog and again told him I would be asking for him back and at the time he... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for North Carolina on
Q: Can I sue my neighbor to cover the cost of emergency surgery and follow up care by vet after my neighbor shot my dog?

My next door neighbor shot my dog after he said it growled at him when he was in his driveway going to get into his truck. I believe he went back into his garage, got out his shotgun, and then returned to shoot my dog. I heard the shot, found my dog in the woods between our properties, hurt and... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Tennessee on
Q: In Tennessee, is it legal for our apartment to turn away my roommates service dog in training because of his weight?

They say he can be written off as an ESA and is downgrading him to just an ESA rather than an SDit. They would like her psychiatrist to sign it, although she is not yet fully certified as a psychiatrist and my roommate’s doctor unfortunately up and left just this last year so it’s hard to get... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Massachusetts on
Q: After breaking up he is trying to keep my dog. I purchased Moose and he is my ESA. Can he keep my dog?

I paid for most veterinary costs, grooming, food and other necessities

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for California on
Q: I recently left an abusive relationship and my ex took my dog who is my service dog and he will not give her back to me

She is very attached to me and I am concerned for her well being. What can I do?

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Oregon on
Q: mom was visiting in PDX with her dog & openedcar door as we got home to let the dog in and he scared a runner and fell

our dog scared the runner and he tripped and fell on the sidewalk, he now wants our insurance information to cover costs.

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Colorado on
Q: My ex and I got a dog together he is now incarcerated and trying to have his parents come down and take him from me,

I’m getting him chipped in my name and I purchased his shots can they legally make me hand over my puppy? I’m all he knows

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Texas on
Q: Can the dog catcher adopt out your dog without notifying you, even when they know who owns the dog and has your number?

We got pulled over my friend had drugs that i didnt know about. We went to jail and they took my dog to the dog pound. I was in jail a month so i couldnt get her out. They knew I wanted her. My other friend couldnt get her out because he was away on work. But he called and checked on her every day.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for New Jersey on
Q: The neighbors dog comes over to my horse farm and terrorizes all my animals including fighting with my dogs.

Neighbors refuse to keep dog in their property

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Jan 18, 2022

Contact the animal control officer and file a complaint.

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