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Q: How can my son get his dog back? His girlfriends mom won’t return it. It was given solely to him over two years ago.

The dog is about 5 years old and has been with my son all his life and alone with him over two years. The ex gave the dog to him 2 years ago. He got out two nights ago. My son looked for him all night and found him the next morning. The ex and her mom said they would bath him and return him that... Read more »

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Q: What do I do about the dog pound got my dog sick mistreating him his stitches are infected we think it's kennel cough

They took him for 10 days and held him and they neutered him and then we got him back he was sick he was fine when he went in we have video and pictures of before and after but the dog pound mistreated him because of incident that happened with us he has not bathed full of fleas he barely walked... Read more »

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... Read more »

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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... Read 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.

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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.

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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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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

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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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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.

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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... Read 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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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... Read 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... Read 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.

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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... Read 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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Q: What can I do to get help with incessantly barking dogs at night?

This has been going on for over 2 years. Speaking to the owners, repeatedly, and having to call both the Glenmora Police Department and Rapides Parish Sherriff's Department Subsation in Glenmora, repeatedly, has not brought any relief. I'm a disabled veteran on chemotherapy and being able... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Sep 27, 2021

Call Animal Control.

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Q: Who should I report this to if my neighbors pit bull killed my dog on their property?

The pit bulls aren't in cages or on a leash. My dog wandered near my neighbors yard and their 2 pit bulls tore my dog up. Who can I contact for this? What do I do?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Sep 25, 2021

1) Make a criminal complaint with Sheriff's and Animal Control.

2) Put up fence for any dogs you may own in future.

3) Take pictures.

4) File suit with the Justice of the Peace for purchase price for your dog and any vet bills.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can I keep someone's dog who went to jail
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Aug 20, 2021

The dog belongs to the jail bird's heirs (kids, spouse or parents). If you don't know who they are, then take the dog to get shots and a license in your name and keep the receipts.

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Q: My dog got out of pen and wandered into my neighbors yard. Now she won't return it..

After my dog got out of pen and went to neighbors yard she then caged her, in a small cage with no water in the direct sunlight of Louisiana, called the cops, they came and wrote me a citation and I was told she had the right to keep my dog or decide what to do with her now bc of her not having a... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Aug 6, 2021

Check with the Humane Society if your dog goes missing. Get a copy of your dogs veterinarian records. Go file suit with your Justice of the Peace for Conversion.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can a dog be deemed vicious if it was provoked by another animal and hurt the other animal
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Jul 30, 2021

Yes. Pet owners are 100% liable for any damages caused by their pets.

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