Animal / Dog Law Questions & Answers by State

Animal / Dog Law Questions & Answers

Q: Who is responsible for vet bills if my dog is attacked by my neighbor's dog on my property?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Florida on Mar 14, 2014

Answered on Apr 15, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
There are not enough facts here for me to form an opinion.

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Q: Someone is claiming that my dog is theirs

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Florida on Mar 14, 2014

Answered on Apr 13, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You needed to look into the local ordinances then, to see if there is anything that can help you.

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Q: Someone is claiming that my dog is theirs

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Florida on Mar 14, 2014

Answered on Apr 13, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You needed to look into the local ordinances then, to see if there is anything that can help you.

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Q: Legal rights for rescue dog I've owned for 3 years

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Florida on Apr 10, 2015

Answered on Apr 12, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Not in my opinion. The dog was lost by them over 3 years ago, picked up by a shelter and then sold to you, right? Check with the local ordinances, which is always the best place to start. There will probably be something in the ordinances that supports your position.

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Q: What rights I have as a property owner when people allow their dogs to pee on my lawn when they are walking them,

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Florida on Mar 23, 2014

Answered on Apr 10, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You should learn about the local ordinances regarding animals, and try to find something in there that you might be able to use.

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Q: Aggressive Dogs

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Florida on Apr 9, 2015

Answered on Apr 10, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Keep calling the cops and animal control when they get loose.

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Q: What are the laws in Florida regarding injury to an elderly person, like falling down, with an unleashed dog?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Florida on Apr 8, 2014

Answered on Apr 1, 2015

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Keith Petrochko's answer
Im not sure what you are asking? If the unleashed dog knocked the elderly individual down the dog's owner may be responsible for any injuries caused.

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Q: My landlord recently deducted $500 from my security deposit for a pet deposit although she had $0 written in the lease.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Florida on Mar 30, 2015

Answered on Apr 1, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
That would depend upon the facts and I do not know enough of them to provide a complete answer. One cannot change the contract after it is written up and signed, and that appears to be what has happened. It's complicated, go see an attorney.

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Q: i was arrested for abusing my own DOG because the dog kill my 3 goats . how should i defend myself in court?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Florida on Mar 30, 2015

Answered on Apr 1, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Assuming that you are charged with abuse of animals, a 1st degree misdemeanor, you need to get an attorney to defend you in court.

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Q: when the gentleman wanted my dog to meet his mom so i gave him a few days and he is refusing to give her back

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Rhode Island on Feb 12, 2015

Answered on Mar 27, 2015

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Neville Bedford's answer
When you have a problem like this, it is best to contact the authorities. If that brings no results, see an animal law attorney and retain them to assist you.

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Q: ACCORDING TO GOOD SOURCE DEPT OF AGRICUL ORDERED 200 DOGS TO DIE, WHAT GA LAW ALLOWS SUCH AN ARBITRARY DECISION,

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Georgia on Mar 22, 2015

Answered on Mar 23, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
I am an animal lover myself. Look to the Official Code of Georgia and you can type the Official Code of Georgia into google and then search for animal/dog law. Unless these dogs are aggressive or violent, then you may be able to help. Some shelters are no kill shelters and this appears not to be one of them. The kill shelters have limited resources and if they can't provide for the dogs, then someone times their backs are against the walls. Can you adopt some of these dogs? Can you find...

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