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Q: I can hear my upstairs neighbor beating her dog, but cannot physically see it. Will anything happen if I report it?
William E. Scully Jr.
William E. Scully Jr. answered on Jun 25, 2014

Maybe. It can't hurt to call the animal control folks and tell them what's going on. Make a recording of what you hear and play it back to them.

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Q: Help keeping our much loved pet

I have been delivered a civil petition for Injunctive Relief, claiming that a dog that lives in my house has violated the protective covenants of dangerous activities and may be or become an annoyance or nuisance to other property owners in the subdivision. Allegations that she has "attacked" at... Read more »

William E. Scully Jr.
William E. Scully Jr. answered on May 30, 2014

Sounds like you've got a law suit on your hands. Sounds like the local municipality or your subdivision Property Owners Association is suing you. Just like any other dispute, there are two sides (at least) to every law suit. You will have your opportunity to give your side of the case at an... Read more »

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Q: My neighbors say my puppies have destroyed things in their garage. Its not true. Can they sue?

There are many other dogs in the neighbor hood but they say its mine cause they have seen them in there yard before. Also my older dog has destroyed shoes from my neighbors yard but since than shes been tied up.

Charles Snyderman
Charles Snyderman answered on May 26, 2014

Yes, your neighbors have the right to sue. That does not mean they will win. They will have to prove it was your dogs who did the damage. If they can't prove it, they will lose.

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Q: If I have a neighbor who has admitted her dog is vicious and will kill other animals and attack humans if they are on he

her property either intentionally or non, what are my rights in the state of Alabama?

William E. Scully Jr.
William E. Scully Jr. answered on May 19, 2014

In Alabama "every dog gets one bite." But, if the crazy lady next door knows that her dog bites or has 'dangerous propensities' she might be liable for injuries caused by the dog. Obviously she needs to keep the dog on her own property. But she also needs to warn potential trespassers that the... Read more »

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