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0 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Animal / Dog Law and Libel & Slander for Louisiana on
Q: Can I call the police and or sue an employee of a vets office that use my personal information for a personal matter?

I was contacted about an employee that was involved in and auto incident. The employee admitted to me over the phone and in for the doctor and myself that she used my dog's file to find out my information to contact me regarding this incident. The problem was it was not me nor the person she... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Louisiana on
Q: I WAS TRICKED TO SURRENDER MY SONS DOG BY A VET??

The vet didn’t inform me that I legally have 10 days to pay my vet bill for my dogs vet visit, instead they demanded we pay 750 upfront plus more later and if we couldn’t then we had to either surrender her or let her die. We picked life but we just found out we should have been given 10 days... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Animal / Dog Law for Louisiana on
Q: What can I do if I'm charged with a misdemeanor after my dog got out of my yard? Will they take away my dog?

My dog broke the fence and got out and now I'm being charged with a misdemeanor. I'm not sure what I need to do.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Oct 11, 2023

You should use the Justia Find a Lawyer tab and search for criminal defense lawyers in your area---call a few and find out if any have experience in these type cases----then meet with them and discuss the specifics of your matter and the options you have and then decie how to proceed, including... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Louisiana on
Q: Is it still illegal to sell puppies in city limits on private business property with their permission?

I sit by parking lot curb at local tractor supply, facing the highway, and many people tell me it's illegal but non can tell me the law about it.

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan
answered on Apr 19, 2023

Every town/city may have different laws regarding this. I would recommend contacting the local police to see if there are any licensing requirements or limitations you should know about.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: my landlord is harassing me about my unleashed service dog. She wears a training collar. She is under control.

Recently the landlord and I finally came to an agreement over damages her neglect caused my property. The next day she began demanding my dog be put on a leash. My service dog had not been leashed in almost a year, since she had become a service dog.

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Apr 11, 2023

Your service dog cannot be required to be on a leash in two instances: 1) your disability prevents you from using a leash, and 2) the service your dog performs for you as a result of your disability cannot be performed if the dog is on a leash.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: How do I go by getting financial compensation for vet bills after unleashed dog attacked service dog in our yard

How would I approach this? Husky dog ran up into our yard on our porch attacked my mother service dog, who is a chiweenie on our porch. Dog has broken bones and peritoneal hernia issues pooping etc. Surgery is likely going to be needed for the hernia. All caught on neighbors security system showing... View More

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 26, 2022

You should contact a personal injury lawyer (or a few of them) in your area to discuss the specifics of your matter and what has transpired thus far--I suggest a few because most will provide a free initial consultation. Also, you can contact the owner of the husky dog and and inquire of his... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Louisiana on
Q: My neighbor stole my dog. His wife confirmed it before she talked to him. What can I do?

Other witness saw my dog in his yard. he said he went door to door and asked who dog. But when I went to the same home no one saw him.

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan
answered on Jul 11, 2022

Contact your local law enforcement and tell them your neighbor stole your dog.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Animal / Dog Law for Louisiana on
Q: I cannot find the court docket that shows my appointment with the judge

Arrested for aggravated felony Cruelty to Animals. Paper shows court date is 8:30 am Tuesday, 5/31/22

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 30, 2022

The courthouse is closed today (Memorial Day) is closed so I suggest that you simply show up at the district courthouse in the jurisdiction you were arrested Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. You do not want to miss your court date as that would result in a bench warrant being issued. Since you have a felony... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Louisiana on
Q: I purchased a dog for 2500 and she came very sick and not at all the dog I thought I was purchasing. Can I win if I sue?

The breeder was recently busted with a backyard breeding facility that has been raided. She lost all but 3 dogs. I live in Louisiana but she lives in Missouri.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Feb 28, 2022

Report breeder to:

1) vet that gave any shots or did any exams,

2) Missouri Dept of Agriculture,

3) American Kennel Club,

4) Post several negative ads on social media.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Louisiana on
Q: Is it legally okay to leave my dog in a car with a cooling fan, windows cracked, & a bowl of water?

This is just for future knowledge so I can avoid any problems. I just want to know if someone can still break into my car even if I take precautions to make my dog as comfortable as possible. I once took him into town with me to the park and when I was heading home, I suddenly got a message from my... View More

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Feb 19, 2022

To leave your dog in the car risks you losing your dog, damage to your car and a fine.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can my small dog run free in my yard not vicious or will bite outside city limits
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Jan 15, 2022

Your dog can run free only if you have a fenced yard. Otherwise he needs to be walked on a leash.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Louisiana on
Q: I found a dog and weeks later the owner showed up. The dog was very neglected. Do I have to return the dog

His health has improved dramatically since I've cared for him.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Dec 31, 2021

Do you have proof that you have 1) licensed, 2) vaccinated, 3) neutered, or 4) gotten the dog medical care?

Does he have proof that he 1) bought, 2) licensed, 3) vaccinated, 4) neutered, or 5) gotten medical care for the dog?

Who ever has more of 1), 2), 3), 4), 5) wins, and owns...
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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Louisiana on
Q: What do I do to get my dog back from my ex that refuses to give him and has a protective order against me in Louisiana?

I am the true owner, I am registered in his AKC registration, all vet bills, payments, etc. He means the world to me.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Dec 20, 2021

Pets are required treated like an appliance in Louisiana. You can get Rover back in the property partition

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Louisiana on
Q: Recent puppy purchase from a trusted breeder 4days after purchase he is diagnosed with Parvo should the breeder pay exp?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Dec 20, 2021

Actually had EXACTLY that experience with a collie puppy about 10 years ago. I made a complaint to AKC, the Vet she used for vaccinations, Louisiana Dept of Ag and a civil suit with the Justice of the Peace in the breeders parish.

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can someone sue me for my dog getting their dog pregnant?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Dec 8, 2021

Hahaha no. They can't sue you for dog statutory rape either. But they can get your dog picked up for not being on a leash or behind a fence.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Louisiana on
Q: What do I do when my mother has been arrested for animal cruelty for my animals but I was feeding and taking care of th

Lost my job so wasn't able to feed them as much as normal so someone called me and saying they was abandon my electricity has been cut off for two weeks so I was staying there and other places but was still feeding and watering my animals daily they have a warrant for me also I'm going to... View More

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Dec 2, 2021

WHY WOULD YOU HAVE 14 DOGS? OVER 5 PETS IS ILLEGAL. IF YOU HAVE ANY LEFT, TAKE THEM TO THE POUND.

2 Answers | Asked in Land Use & Zoning, Animal / Dog Law and Wrongful Death for Louisiana on
Q: My neighbor fatally shot my ratterrier with a bow and arrow through my fenced in backyard. What can I do

I want this man to be brought to justice! I am seeking any and all advice and info on where, who, and/or what all I can and should do! What my options are and what other actions I could do legally through other types of departments, organizations, platforms, anything...

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Nov 20, 2021

File a criminal complaint if this psycho shot a deadly weapon through your fence. Then file a civil suit against him with the justice of the peace for vet bills, the price you paid to buy, license, vaccinate, groom, bathe, and feed the dog every year. In other words attach a spread sheet.

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Louisiana on
Q: Recently a new neighbor moved in with a pitbull and yorkie in Kenner. No leashing. Chases neighborhood cats. Options?

The pitbull has been seen across the street and been seen chasing the local feral cats. We have children in the area as well I worry about. At best the dogs are caged most the day but let loose to run free multiple times a day with no fences.

This neighbor lets/encourages her dog to... View More

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Nov 16, 2021

Take photos of the dog crapping in your yard, running loose, chasing cats, chasing kids, chasing dogs. THEN file a complaint with animal control.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Education Law for Louisiana on
Q: Am I legally liable for dog leash laws that I didn’t know existed?

My children’s two dogs have gotten loose on two separate occasions only for a matter of minutes. Someone called animal control each time. Now I have 6 charges I have to go to court for. I didn’t think leash law was a real legal obligation. I kno ignorance of the law doesn’t mean I can break... View More

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Nov 1, 2021

BUILD A FENCE. Yes the owners of the dogs are responsible for the tickets.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can someone lawfully shoot my non-aggressive dog if he's in the street in front of my house?

I live in Louisiana. A man was walking down the street in front of my house and my dog ran into the street where he was. He's not aggressive at all. He's a small/midsized dog and he's very friendly. He just wants people to pet him. The guy shot my dog in the face at point blank range... View More

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Oct 10, 2021

Call Animal Protection and press animal cruelty charges. Then contact the Justice of the Peace and file suit against the gun toting psycho. Then build a fence.

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