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Q: If you fled the scene on hitting a dog that was at large as that animal cruelty

My dog was at large and I know I am responsible for damages to the vehicle but the lady accidentally hit my dog killed him and fled the scene I had to contact her

T. Augustus Claus
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answered on Nov 9, 2023

If the driver was aware that they had hit your dog and they fled the scene in an attempt to avoid responsibility, they could be charged with animal cruelty. However, if the driver did not realize that they had hit your dog or if they fled the scene for some other reason, they may not be charged... View More

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Q: I won a small claims case for the return of my dog…I don’t want money…what now

What can I do now to get my dog back?? The judge said after the deadline he would have to pay me…

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Dec 29, 2022

Small claims actions are generally for money judgments. If you want other relief, such as return of property (like a dog) instead of money, then you may need to file a different cause of action outside of small claims court. However, if you are took the case to trial and the judge awarded you... View More

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Q: My late fiance and I shared a dog, is there anyway his mom can take the dog?

We got the dog when his uncles dog had puppies. We didn't pay for the dog and she has always lived with me. I have had the dog since he passed away, almost 2 years ago. I'm looking into licensing her, I'm not sure if she already is or not. I just want to make sure that there's... View More

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Jan 4, 2021

In Nebraska, a dog is personal property, just like any item in your home. Unless there are ownership papers that someone else owns the dog, the person who the dog lives with is generally the dog's owner. If the dog has ownership papers in one person's name but has lived with another... View More

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Q: Someone called animal control on my dog saying he was barking and roaming out and not in my yard while I was at school

It would be impossible for my dog to lift up the handle of the gate then pull out the door, and come back to lift the handle again in order to lock the gate door

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Sep 15, 2019

How to respond depends on what happened after animal control was called. If you received a citation, you may be able to fight it. If the allegation wasn't true and animal control didn't find anything wrong, then there may not be any further action needed.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Car Accidents for Nebraska on
Q: Is it illegal to hit and run a dog in nebraska are u legally required to stop
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jan 9, 2019

you have hit personal property so you need to act accordingly. Nebraska seems to require you stop, identify yourself etc

Suggest you speak with a Nebraska attorney

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Animal / Dog Law for Nebraska on
Q: My question is my fiance went to our vets and told them some story and got the billing change to his name and had it

Where I couldn't pick up the pets I purchased both of them I purchased the oldest one for him but the youngest one is a female in her name is cupcake and she is mine and now he has told me that we are selling the house come to find out not only are we selling the house but he is leaving me and... View More

Brendan Michael Kelly
Brendan Michael Kelly
answered on Aug 21, 2017

You need to get a lawyer involved to obtain the dog(s) so that he does not take them. If you have proof than you should be able to get them back. Timing is essential for getting the dog(s) back. You may also have certain rights as regards other mutual property.

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