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Q: If a horse is sold to a buyer and the seller has a any-reason return guarantee, is it breach of contract to not respond?

My mother and sister had gone to Texas last summer to look at buying a horse. The horse was paid for, shipped to the east coast, and had several problems with her health. She had bug and horse bites from her travel, and she has/had a problem with her back that has prevented my sister from riding... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Animal / Dog Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can the person sue if my dog attacked them but no one was injured
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 13, 2024

Injury is generally a necessary component of a tort (personal injury)-based case. Without knowing more details, it's not clear what someone would base such a case on, unless it's primarily based on emotional trauma (or something similar along those lines). Someone could always sue;... View More

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Q: Can a dog run loose on your property- not the community but the people are saying the PA law states running at large

They are saying that running at large includes your private property I disagree

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answered on Aug 30, 2023

In many places, including New Jersey, "running at large" typically refers to dogs being off-leash and not under control in public areas. On private property, the rules might be different. Generally, property owners have more control over what happens on their own property, including... View More

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Q: My dog bit another dog at the dog park. Should I provide a statement to the police?They are asking for a statement.
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answered on Aug 1, 2023

Providing a statement to the police about a dog bite incident may be required for an official investigation. However, before doing so, consult with a personal injury attorney to understand your rights and potential consequences. Be cautious not to admit fault or liability in your statement.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: Re 2A:42-104. I live in Lounsberry Meadow, a 52 apt. bldg for seniors and a few younger disabled folk. Is this statute…

Enforceable? I’ve lived here for 32 years and have always had a cat or two, but they changed their policy to no pets and said that I was grandfathered in. My cat just passed away, and I asked the office to expect a call from a cat rescue, as they wanted to know that I could have a cat. I was told... View More

Morris Leo Greb
Morris Leo Greb
answered on Jun 30, 2023

Yes, you may have a pet.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Animal / Dog Law for New Jersey on
Q: Dog attack incident with owner "agreeing" to pay my medical bills. What paperwork should I give her?

My dog was attacked and I was bitten (in Florida) when a woman let her dog run out of the house unleashed. She supposedly agreed to pay my urgent care bills. I sent her the bills and she insists on seeing my medical records from the facility. The records indicate that they are private and should... View More

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Mar 26, 2023

If you were attacked in Florida, then you need to retain counsel here in Florida. Your medical bills wont cover your pain and suffering damages, which they also would need to pay. If they rent or own a home, the dog owner is most likely covered by a liability insurance policy. Don't settle for... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: can my landlord enter my apartment when i am not home to check a claim that i have a dog, if i do not want them entering

they say they do not need my permission to enter my home, i asked if they would wait until i was present to enter the home and they said if i didn’t answer the door they would be allowed to enter anyway.

Morris Leo Greb
Morris Leo Greb
answered on Feb 23, 2022

All lease have a provision for quiet enjoyment which means that a landlord cannot enter an apartment without the tenant's permission unless there is an emergency which must be addressed immediately such as a gas or water leak or the smell of smoke.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Animal / Dog Law for New Jersey on
Q: 5 month old neglected puppy covered in open sores. Owner wants her back after 5 months..

Acquaintance from my work got a 6mnth old pitbull puppy and didn't tell the landlord. He found out after the dog chewed the carpet and made her get rid of the dog. When we took the dog it had open wounds all over its body and was missing half her fur. After medications and medicated baths and... View More

Juliet Piccone
Juliet Piccone
answered on Feb 17, 2022

She gave you the dog, you accepted the dog, it’s yours. Tell her to go pound sand.

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

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answered on Jan 18, 2022

Contact the animal control officer and file a complaint.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for New Jersey on
Q: My sister surrendered my dogs while I was hospitalized and incapacitated She had PoA. How can I get them back

I was suffering from mild mental health issues and also had several strokes. She had poa while I was incapacitated but I'm now doing much better and am in therapy

Barbara Ungar
Barbara Ungar
answered on Mar 4, 2021

The power of attorney needs to specify that she may act on your behalf if you have a mental health issue. She has no authority under the power of attorney to permanently surrender your dogs. If the mental health crisis is over and your therapist with whom you are treating does not feel that you are... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for New Jersey on
Q: I purchased a dog via the internet and out of state, but they never delivered the dog. Can I sue?

I paid for the dog the agreed upon price for the dog and shipping. Then, the transportation company said I had to purchase Pet Insurance for nearly $1000. I contacted the seller and he said this was normal and apologized for not mentioning it earlier. I paid that. Then, the transportation company... View More

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answered on Jan 28, 2021

I am sorry about your ordeal, but realistically trying to retain counsel and filing a lawsuit, is not going to be cost effective.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for New Jersey on
Q: Our neighbor's dog comes on our property daily, off leash, and poops in our yard.

We have asked them multiple times to keep the dog in their yard, but they have not done anything. They let him out in the yard with no supervision, and he uses our yard as his toilet. Do we have any recourse?

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Kristina M. Bergsten
answered on Nov 28, 2020

Call animal control for Dog off leash or Failure to control.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for New Jersey on
Q: can your dog be seized for simply barking or lunging at someone if nobody got hurt?
Kristina M. Bergsten
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Kristina M. Bergsten
answered on Nov 27, 2020

Probably not. You will need to check your state statutes for whether or not lunging is a criminal offense. It is here in Colorado.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for New Jersey on
Q: We've been watching a friend's dog for 8 and half months. Can we legally keep him if he wants him back?

It took him 3 or 4 months to even ask about the dog. He's neglectful towards the dog. He doesn't like to walk him. And for as long as we've had him giving him back would probably kill the dog.

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Kristina M. Bergsten
answered on Jul 15, 2020

Unfortunately, unless this person gave you the dog, he still has ownership rights, even if he is a crappy owner. If you suspect the owner neglects or abuses the dog, you could always call animal control. Otherwise, your only option to keep the dog is to offer to buy the dog from him. If he agrees,... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: My neighbors dog gets out at least twice a week. & the owner does nothing to fix his fence nor does he care about hi dog

A month ago his dog was out while my dog’s were in the car with my dad, his dog ended up biting my dad sending him to the hospital to get stitches. We did nothing just asked our neighbor to fix his fence so this does not happen again. His dog has been out at least twice a week since that... View More

H. Scott Aalsberg
H. Scott Aalsberg
answered on Apr 16, 2020

I would suggest that you talk to a personal injury lawyer you may have a good case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Animal / Dog Law for New Jersey on
Q: As a private firm contracting with a municipality is my private firm required to have an affirmative action certificate

The municipality is requiring it but I’m told it’s not required. Where can I find the requirements for a professional contractor working for a municipality?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Dec 30, 2019

You have two choices: Either obey the municipal ordinance that requires you to have an affirmative action certificate or get ready to find another employer--soon.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Real Estate Law and Animal / Dog Law for New Jersey on
Q: My ex and I bought a dog. We broke up. What our my odds of getting the dog? She wants to share the dog I do not.

The dog is on my credit card and I'm the main name on the vet and doggy day care record. I have credit card records showing all of the food and toys I have purchased for him. Also have all of the vet bills and 6 out of 8 are on my credit card. The last 4 months (post breakup) I have made a... View More

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answered on Nov 25, 2019

Do you seriously believe a Court will want to get involved in this matter? I can understand that a dog is almost like a child, but a Judge may not be so tolerant. Perhaps you could give you ex a different dog to try to work this out?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: How do I subpoena dog bite records from another state of my daughter for civil suit?

She was in Pa I’m in NJ.

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answered on Sep 11, 2019

This is not a self-help project! Trying to represent yourself in Court is a bad idea. Not only are you emotionally involved, but you are not a trained attorney. You do not know the Court Rules, Rules of Evidence, case law, nor are you trained how to handle a legal case, especially if litigation is... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury and Animal / Dog Law for New Jersey on
Q: Are we legally responsible to pay for our dog attacking a neighbor's cat in our yard?

My son and his wife were staying with us. My son left for the opposite coast and left his dog. My husband walked the dog in our yard and it attacked our neighbor's cat which was in our yard. My husband got the neighbor who took the cat to the vet. She demanded that we get the dog out of the... View More

Karra Kingston
Karra Kingston
answered on May 2, 2019

It’s hard to answer without more facts. I would advise speaking with an attorney

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Personal Injury, Consumer Law and Products Liability for New Jersey on
Q: Q: i purchased a dog from an American Kennel Club dog breeder. She breeds dogs in her home in Pine Brook New Jersey.

I would like to sue her for my Costs.

Plu the Akc for fraud .she is not registered as a breeder for taxes and breeds in a residential area. she gave me fraudulent papers to register with the AKC that do not belong to my dog. My dog was born with horrible genetic health issues . She... View More

H. Scott Aalsberg
H. Scott Aalsberg
answered on Apr 13, 2019

Unfortunately you failed to ask a question and only made a statement, I suggest resubmitting a question.

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