William John Light's answer Report him to the police. They will determine if there is evidence of theft, or of selling stolen property. Sue him for the value of the dog in Small Claims Court and for an order to disclose the identity of the person to whom the dog was sold. He was required by statute to notify the owner within a reasonable time and apparently did not take any action to do so.
Civil Code § 2080. Duties of finder Any person who finds a thing lost is not bound to take charge of it, unless the...
T. J. Jesky's answer Sounds that you actually answered your own question. If the pet was stolen, the people who stole the pet did not have legal custody of the pet. It was a stolen pet, owned by your family. You family is rightful owner of the pet, and your family has custody of the pet. If you haven 't done so already, you should place an identifying tags on the dog.
T. J. Jesky's answer First, you cannot "press charges," only the local prosecutor can "press charges." You do have a civil case of "conversion" against the dogs. However, that is not going to help you very much. There is no question that you are upset; however, you have few legal options. The legal costs to pursue this matter far out-weigh the cost of game system. Let me suggest you work this out with your mother.
Kristen Thurmond's answer If you feel there is abuse or neglect, please call animal control to investigate. For the remainder of your question, that is going to be very fact specific based on what you and your friend have said to each other and what agreement you had. You would need to schedule a consultation with an attorney to figure out the best course of action for you.
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer Sure, you can leave the dog at the shelter or pound. By "fine them" do you mean sue them for your costs? Sure, but whether it would be worth the bother and expense is for you to decide.
William John Light's answer You were negligent in the care of your dog. It was outside, off leash. You are likely responsible for all of the harm caused by your negligence. Notify your homeowners insurance. It will defend you and pay any sums for which you are liable, up to your policy limits.
William John Light's answer I don't think you will be liable for vet bills because your neighbor does not appear to have had lawful possession.
Civil Code section 3051.
Every person who, while lawfully in possession of an article of personal property, renders any service to the owner thereof, by labor or skill, employed for the protection, improvement, safekeeping, or carriage thereof, has a special lien thereon, dependent on possession, for the compensation, if any, which is due to him from the owner for...
William John Light's answer If you saw the dog or had time to brake, were distracted, speeding, etc., you might have some liability. The mere fact of running over a dog does not make you liable. You have to have some fault.
Regardless of your fault, if any, the owner of the dog should be assessed at least 50% and maybe 100% for violation of leash laws and failure to control her dog.
Tender the claim to your insurer and let it handle the matter. It will assert all appropriate defenses on your behalf and...
Mr. H. Michael Steinberg's answer No they cannot keep the property if it has been stolen even if it was purchased in good faith. They become another victim of the crime and are entitled to compensation called restitution. But unless the owner agrees to relinquish the dog in this case - it must be returned. H
Trent Harris' answer I guess it depends on why you were allowed to keep the dog after you broke up with ex-girlfriend. Did she tell you you could have the dog? Or was the dog with you temporarily, with an understanding that she could have it back? You said you’ve “owned” the dog for 5 months, which implies ex-girlfriend no longer owns it. If she gave it to you to keep as yours, you can do with it what you wish.
As always, you get what you pay for. Be sure to talk to a qualified attorney about your...
Thomas A. Grossman's answer What your boyfriend's mother is doing is not illegal, but it sure is inhumane. If your boyfriend can't convince his mother to clean up the mess and provide some shade and regular food and water, get a new boyfriend.
William John Light's answer Yes, it's legal. The officer was warned that your dog was aggressive. Your dog tried to bite the offer and, in fact, bit his pants. Your dog demonstrated that he was a threat to the officer's safety, even though you had restrained him at that moment. There was no guarantee that your restraint was permanent and that the threat would not reappear. The officer doesn't have to wait until he is being mauled.
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer You can't leave your pets in someone else's home if they don't want them there. You need to come home immediately and take the 6 felines to the Humane Society since you currently can't care for them. By law you can only have 5 cats in a home. Cats need to be neutered and given shots annually.
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer Yes someone can take them to the Humane Society for neglect. Cats need fresh water and food DAILY not weekly. They also need their litter cleaned/changed weekly and shots annually.
Jonathan A. Klurfeld's answer A service animal is not a pet by definition, so you cannot be evicted for getting a service animal. But you are correct, they can simply not renew you in Feb 2019; so simply don't say anything as you could be done with that lease too before 18 months hits and it a non-issue,
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