Helpful information can be found on the county website, division of animal control. The website states: Animals are not permitted to run at large in Marshall County pursuant to state law. (Code of Alabama, Section 3-1-5).
They also may be able to assist you in locating your dog if your dog is still missing. Their website can be accessed at: http://marshallcountyanimalcontrolalabama.weebly.com
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer The cat is property. Cats are not actually "adopted" under Alabama law. The documents which transferred ownership of the cat probably show that she owns the cat. UNless you can show that you own the cat, you are probably out of luck.
Samuel G McKerall's answer Interesting question. I know of no reason why you couldn't do that, except that your use of the word "anywhere" is a concern. It would not be wise to do it just anywhere. For example, releasing it in a residential area or near a school would be a bad idea. The best location would probably be a wooded area in a state or federal park. We have quite a number of those in Alabama,
You might try calling the animal control officer for your area, and see if they will catch it and remove...
Peter N. Munsing's answer Depends on how it happened, but usually no unless the other dog came on to your property, was let run free etc. Contact a member of the Ala. Assn for Justice--they give free consultations.
Peter N. Munsing's answer Notify your homeowners insurance. If you don't have homeowners then you'd want to consult an attorney, but I would suggest you start with a bankrupcy attorney not that you need to file now but you need to know your options. In the meantime I would avoid talking to anyone from the Fedex side at this time. 1)if you have homeowners just tell them to talk to homeowners. If you don't have homeowners, dont be speaking with them until you have met with the attorney, and at that point be governed by...
Mr. Michael O. Stevens' answer Find a local attorney who handles dog bites and then let them handle everything. Insurance companies do not feel threatened by individuals suing them, as they have a roster of attorneys on call.
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer You could certainly go to court over this and say that the dog (which is property in the eyes of the law) was and remains your mother's property. If the other person's defense is simply that she now wants to the dog, then the other person will loose. COntact a lawyer and get all the facts to him or her and see if you have a remedy in District Court.
Adam Studnicki's answer It may be legal if self defense, but not just because the dog is on the property. Imagine how crazy that would be. Call the police.
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William E. Scully Jr.'s answer It sounds like a bad idea to me. The Alabama Administrative Code contains regulations promulgated by various Alabama State entities. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has promulgated 220-2-.26 which, among other things prohibits the possession of foxes brought in from other states. It says nothing about possession of a fox found in the State of Alabama. Alabama Code Section 9-2-13(c) makes it a class C misdemeanor to possess a prohibited animal...but specifies a...
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer If you can prove the pet is yours, and this is not a situation where you and another person lived together or something of that sort, the pet is your property. You own the pet against the "finder". You would file a suit for recovery of your property in District COurt. You need witnesses, vet records or something to show the pet is yours. File your suit in District Court.
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