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Q: Just found a microchip in my rescue dog what rights do I have

I’m in Oklahoma I adopted her through a rescue that had her for 10 months

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Q: Can the police enter my property without a warrant through a locked gate with no trespass signs in Oklahoma

12 Police climbed over my locked gate at 830am and asked for me to allow their vet to assess my horses. I told them that I work with a 501c3 rescue to rescue refeed and rehome horses from the slaughter pipeline. They lied and said my vet was the one asking the welfare check which I can prove is a... View More

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answered on Mar 24, 2024

It's essential to understand that, generally, police need a warrant to enter private property, but there are exceptions such as emergency situations, immediate threat to life or property, or other exigent circumstances. In Oklahoma, as elsewhere, no-trespassing signs and locked gates typically... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: If you have felony convictions and charged with felon in possession of firearm and animal cruelty. What sentence are you

Typically given if found guilty or given a plea bargain. Chances of getting a not guilty decision with so much lack of evidence is apparent. When there is no admission of guilt no physical evidence or second hand accounts.

Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan
answered on Mar 23, 2024

It’s always dangerous when you have prior felony convictions and you get arrested for a new felony offense. This is particularly true when you have more than one prior and they link up with each other and can be used under the second and subsequent offense statute to increase punishment on new... View More

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Q: My ex roommate and I got a dog, the dog is in his name adoption wise, but he never cared for her and now wants her?

Basically me, & 3 other roommates wanted an animal for our home. We agreed she wasn’t anyone’s specifically since we had a ways to go until any of us would go separate ways. Anyways, she was put in one’s name because he’s the only one that had an id on them at the time. Now he never... View More

Timothy Carignan
Timothy Carignan
answered on Feb 19, 2024

According the law, dogs are personal property, like any other. Whoever paid for the dog would probably have the strongest claim on it.

Being "registered as an emotional support animal" is meaningless in court; there is no ESA registry, and it would still not override a claim based on purchase.

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Q: How can we get someone arrested for starving and neglecting horses then just dumping them at a kill lot?

I picked up two geldings at stroud kill pen, both nearly starved to death, one has double pneumonia and the other has untreated leg infection - lot said they were dropped off by a local - Lincoln county Oklahoma

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 9, 2022

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. It's sad to horses treated like that. It was kind and compassionate of you to save them. This is something that attorneys in the "Animal/Dog" section would know about. You could repost and add... View More

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Q: Dog is registered to me & my address through vet & the city. Can my ex keep him from me

Ex of 8 yrs won't share our dog, we got 1st month we got together...I done everything for this dog. Since my ex has realized he's not getting me back he now won't let me have our dog..

Erik Špila
Erik Špila
answered on Aug 23, 2022

Dear Mrs or Mr,

dog should be in your ownership according to what you described, that means you shall have right to have him, and right to decide where the dog will live.

I advice you to warn your ex that you can sue him and get your dog back this way. And that would be very costly...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Animal / Dog Law for Oklahoma on
Q: The state picked up charges i filed against someone. I am being called as a witness. Do i nees a lawyer?

This is a dangerous animal case. My neighbors dog charged under a fence and attacked my dog Can they legally bring the dangerous animal near me/my home? This happens so often that i missed the first court date because i was afraid leave my home to check the mail. What is considered witness... View More

Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan
answered on May 11, 2022

In most instances victims of crime or witnesses who report crimes do not need an attorney. As a victim, assuming that’s the situation, you have an attorney already through the government, whether it’s a city prosecutor, an assistant district attorney, or a Assistant US attorney. But, It... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: What if my spouse refuses to return my dog during separation period before divorce?

Wife has refused ownership of the dog several times due to quality of life at apartment. I’ve offered to pay for everything. He has lived with me for the entire separation period. He was my bestfriend while I was in the army. Now she is only keeping him from me to hurt me. But she has him listed... View More

Anna L Self
Anna L Self
answered on May 11, 2022

You don't say how the dog is listed in the divorce decree. If the decree says she gets the dog and it has not been signed by the Judge - don't sign the decree. If the decree says she gets the dog and the Judge has signed the decree then the decree is enforceable. Dogs are considered... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Animal / Dog Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How late can I stay out behind an alley of to my house to watch a bird
Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Oct 18, 2021

Are there curfews in place? Are there restrictions to the alley? Are there also other residences nearby? - bird watching could easily be construed as peeping and therefore not legal. You need to be more specific and if you have been cited or detained for this then contact a criminal law attorney... View More

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Q: I shot a bird out of a window in Oklahoma and got called in and pulled over

What is the punishment

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Sep 20, 2021

You should contact a criminal attorney. There are things you will need to clarify .... out of a window (car, truck, house, etc...) if a vehicle (moving or stationary) ... what kind of bird (protected or not protected) - etc.... Your question is not specific enough for this type of forum and you... View More

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Q: outside city limits. neighbors dogs get in my trash and approach me and bark at me in my yard. what are my rights?

They have 3 mostly pit dogs, one great dane, and two smaller dogs. all unleashed and unfenced. They also go into my garage and take things.

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Sep 14, 2021

As a land owner you have the right to defend yourself on your property, however, the first thing to do is call the Sheriffs office in your county and have them come out. They may be able to speak with the dogs owner and resolve the situation without any harm to you, the dogs, or the neighbor... View More

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Q: I went to jail and my emotional support animal was lost and ended up at the pound and adopted out.How do I get him back?

The animal shelter was in Ardmore, Oklahoma

Anna L Self
Anna L Self
answered on Jul 13, 2021

If he was adopted out I don't think you can get him back.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Oklahoma on
Q: What can I legally do when some fails to keep their end of an agreement to stud contract?

We had an agreement and I have retained screenshots of the agreement made threw text and the person had 3 puppies total. Agreement was I get a puppy or the price for what the puppy sells for. She refuses to give me a puppy and has sold 2 already and refuses to give me the money

Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown
answered on May 3, 2021

You can potentially sue her for breaching that agreement. It won't be cut and dry because it doesn't sound like there's a signed contract, but there are some potential theories of recovery available to you under what you've described.

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Q: How many dogs you are legally allowed to own in the state of Oklahoma?

My neighbor has 7 dogs and she leaves them outside chained to very thin home made dog houses with no bedding/straw/ etc. These are short chains they often get tangled in. I rarely see food and water for these dogs. I called the local sheriff and was told they can not help the shelter situation, (we... View More

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Feb 4, 2021

Most of these laws are covered under city municipal codes and not under state law (your local sheriff is enforcing state law not city codes). The state statute that would be closest to your situation is 21 OS §1685 which states "... deprive any such animal of necessary food, drink, shelter,... View More

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Q: My dog was left at dog resort the resort lost him and he was hit by car. The insurance is offering half bills?

The pet resort lost my dog and as a result my dog was hit by a car. This required an ER visit and surgery in order to save his life. The medical visits are not done yet but will probably be about 9000. The pet resorts insurance is only offering me 5500, leaving me to pay the rest of the medical... View More

Kristina M. Bergsten
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Kristina M. Bergsten
answered on Nov 23, 2020

You will likely need to speak to a local animal attorney to write what’s called a demand letter to ask the boarding facility to reimburse you for all the bills. You will need to gather all your bills and have them sent to the insurance company for them to reimburse you for everything. They are... View More

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Q: Can the police make you give your dog back to your ex-girlfriend because she claims you stole it
Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim
answered on Jul 29, 2020

A dog is still considered personal property. A sales receipt or registration with your name on it would go a long was to you being able to show an officer you have possessory interest.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Animal / Dog Law, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Oklahoma on
Q: In Oklahoma local police took a friend's dog said he had pay fees and unrelated traffic tickets before returning dog
Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim
answered on Apr 22, 2020

Normally, law enforcement can take possession of a dog if hasn't been inoculated, spayed, or neutered, or if it is "at large", has bitten someone, or is deemed dangerous, and yes, at least under Tulsa Municipal Ordinances (Title 2, Section 109), there are reclaiming and impoundment... View More

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Q: An animal sanctuary refuses to allow me to visit and verify that one of the dogs at their facility belongs to me. I

I have been unable to find legal representation. The police dept will not file a report unless I have verified my dog’s identity in person. I have 10 years of vet records. Please help.

Richard Winblad
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Richard Winblad
answered on Oct 29, 2019

You may be able to file a "replevin" action in small claims. This demands return of a thing or animal.

You should be able to handle yourself without an attorney. The trick is to name the legal name of the entity and show up with records and witnesses at the hearing.

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Q: My neighbor said he would kill my 2 dogs for barking ,when I put them outside
Richard Winblad
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Richard Winblad
answered on Oct 29, 2019

That could be cruelty to animals. On the flip side you may be disturbing the peace. Find a way to quiet the dogs and avoid conflicts.

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