I already paid for a dog from a rescue in Ohio, but I did not sign the adoption contract since it was clearly one sided and in favor of only the Rescue. I have a receipt and have licensed the dog in my name. Is the dog legally mine since I paid for it first? I picked up the puppy and the foster... View More
Hi, I purchased a dog for us when we were together. I have the receipts with my name only on the purchase as well as all communication with the breeder. Within weeks of the purchase my gf broke up with me and took the dog to the vet and "registered it" - their words not mine. What are my options?
"Registering" a dog means nothing. I could probably register your dog too.
Dogs are considered property. If you purchased the dog and you weren't married then she has to give it back. If she does not you can either 1) file a police report for theft or 2) sue her for replevin...View More
My policy w/MetLife started the day I brought my Rottweiler home at 8 wks.Comprehensive Wellness & Accident & Illness.No heart murmur was heard at the 6wk check w/her breeder.I took her to her first wellness visit A heart murmur was noted but no real concern as murmurs are very common in... View More
You may have a claim for bad-faith insurance coverage against met-life for refusing coverage. This can result in hefty punitive damages and attorney fees for refusing to reasonably provide insurance coverage.
They have apologized but I want to keep this from every happening to any other pet or pet family. He was pure love and joy and our family is DEVASTATED. There was negligence and carelessness throughout and multiple times to catch it that were missed by trusted animal medical facility doctors and... View More
While your family was devastated by the loss of a pet, and you probably consider your pet to be part of the family. In Ohio, a pet is merely personal property and there is no emotional or other non-economical damages that can be recovered, absent circumstances that your post does not mention.
June 2023 an airline denied flight access to my sons legitimate medical alert service dog, even though I filled out all of the correct forms. They even saw my son and saw me performing medical care to him while waiting, and still chose to make the executive decision to deny access for his service... View More
The dog must be an actual trained service animal. The dog must pass the “public access test” and show it will remain focused on your son and his needs even in a crowded and busy airport. The dog must fit on your son’s lap or in his seat’s...View More
Our dog is hyper, overly playful and everyone loves our dog. Just about 7 days ago, our dog wandered just 3 houses over. The guy came out with a handgun, directly aimed at the dog… in front of my kid and her friend - a few yards away.
My kid coaxed our dog away from them - traumatized... View More
First, you should report the incident to the police. It's not clear where your dog was vis-a-vis this nut's property at the time he was shot. But unless the dog was attacking or about to attack a person, you can't just shoot them.
We do sign the HOA contract, it does allow for service pets, so if I have a mastiff (way over the allowed size) (I am in Ohio btw) and I register it as a service dog or emotional support dog, can the HOA take legal action or demand that I show legal proof of my pets training and certification
The HOA can require confirmation of the status of the animal, and the HOA might be able to have the animal removed if the HOA went to court and the court determines that the size restriction is reasonable, even for a service animal.
In 2019 we got a dog. Then she became everyone’s since I worked. He would always say it’s his dog but no legal papers saying he has ownership. Recently he moved. And I registered her under my name and now he is threatening to sue me. And he didn’t care about her for over a month since he’s... View More
A dog is considered personal property. If he sues you to get the dog, the court will determine who is the rightful owner based on all the evidence and testimony. You can use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney if he sues you. Until then, you don't have to respond to him.
You learn something new every day. The three years starts running the day of your release, if you were incarcerated. Note that the chipping requirement has no end date. You’ll have to microchip any unspayed/neutered dog over 12 weeks old, or any dangerous dog as defined in Chapter 955. Also note,...View More
What are my rights if this dog continues to come here and do this, we’ve called the warden already and spoke to the neighbor she refuses to tie up dog when it’s let out of her house and is requesting us to call her to clean up the mess and I am not okay with this I don’t want to do with it at... View More
I would keep after law enforcement, or if all else fails hire a lawyer. I show the Mansfield Ordinance 505.03 (Link below) lays out criminal charges for failing to control a dangerous dog. The owner could also face civil penalties if the dog does harm someone. Hopefully it never gets to that...View More
I had to pay 450$ then as the month goes on no dog i had to pay for food was200 then it went 300 . now they wont a special crate for 800 but the lady i bought the from said she pay300 then he told he demanded his money he calling the police for abanden thdog i called the dublin ohio police they... View More
No question is asked here. For guidance on your specific situation you will need to sit down with an attorney to review the facts in detail. There are numerous additional factors that will need to be evaluated to determine what rights you may have.
I'm curious because I would like to care for dogs in my home and wanted to know what the city deemed appropriate for one household. I figured if I knew the number it may help my application for a variance or special use permit. I personally would never house more than 5 dogs at one time. Thank you!
There are multiple factors here that need to be considered based on the facts you provided. I suggest sitting down with a business or real estate attorney in or adjacent to Westerville. For your reference, the City Ordinances can be found at the URL below....View More
Bite happened on the job. They didn’t think I needed to go to the hospital so I took myself the next morning for tetanus shot and got antibiotics. Work didn’t even contact the owner for 3 days to discuss attack. Been over 6 days and I have no vaccination records, no doctor bills paid and am... View More
You pose a very interesting question. The claims against your employer would be limited to workers' compensation. You can open a claim on the Ohio BWC website. However, the owner, keeper and/or harborer of the dog has strict liability. The only defenses are teasing and tormenting the dog...View More
We went to the house where we suspected the dog lived twice. We were informed by the woman in the house that the dog belongs to her brother who is homeless and on drugs. She told my boyfriend to keep the dog because she couldn't take it. We have had the dog for 1 week, and the alleged owner is... View More
If it's his dog and wants it back, you have no right to refuse him. Dogs are treated like personal property under the law with few exceptions. If the dog is running lose, you can contact animal control if you're concerned. Otherwise, if he agrees to give you ownership you can take the...View More
And the volunteer that was walking that dog through the lobby part didn’t pay attention and then I filled a accident report out and then the dog warden found owner of the lost dog and gave out my personal information and showed pics of me to the owner are they allowed to do that also am I able to... View More
She was taken to the hospital the police and hospital took the dragon and placed him in a shelter a few days later they released the bearded dragon to me and I have him registered as my esa can they take him from me or press charges
If the pet belongs to her, then you need to return it. She paid for it I presume? If you keep property that does not belong to you it is criminal theft and you can serve time in jail. Additionally, she can sue you civilly for monetary damages she incurs because of your actions.
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