Animal / Dog Law Questions & Answers

Q: can you recommend a lawyer, rhode island to help me get my 5 mo old dog back? can we discuss strength of case

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 10, 2016

try contacting the good folks at http://www.thelexusproject.org/

Q: is it my right to miss work to care for my dog ? He must remain in rest after dislocating his knee, per vets directions

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Florida on
Answered on Feb 10, 2016

There really isn't any rights to speak of. Hopefully your company will understand and allow the time off.

Q: Someone gave me a dog we didn't sign anithing she gave him to me she still has the paper can she take him back

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 9, 2016

It was a mistake not to get this in writing. I agree that there is a risk if they see the dog they may flee with the dog. To make them happy set up a "supervised visitation" with the dog so you are there and in the meantime draft an agreement that states that the dog is now yours.

Q: Does my mom have leg to stand on when it comes to a civil suit between her and another man over her dog?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Alabama on
Answered on Feb 8, 2016

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.

Q: If I give my dog up for adoption and she hurts someone who is liable?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 7, 2016

There is no definitive answer to your question without knowing more facts, such as the dog's history of violence or lack thereof.

Q: Can i be charged with animal neglect if the pet or the property that the pet is on are not owned by me

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 4, 2016

If you are responsible for the pets it doesn't matter if you own them or the property, then you are responsible. You better go to court and explain the situation.

Q: 2 wk ago Craigslist woman took my 3 dogs ,to keep, care, love. i was being evicted. she doesn't know where they are now

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 4, 2016

You gave your dogs away. Craigslist is not where you should be giving away animals for this very reason.

Q: I hit and killed a dog running across street with my car and am being sued in superior court for negligence, cost of dog

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 4, 2016

Turn it over to your insurance company and let the two insurance companies figure it out.

Q: What if your dog was stolen, and you found him but the shelter he is at put him down?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 4, 2016

Sorry for your loss. Without a chip or some other form of identification and if he was old, sick, or dangerous, and he was at a kill shelter, then, unfortunately, that is what happens. 2012 is a long time ago and it doesn't make much sense that you are just getting around to finding your dog.

Q: Hall county in GA: THere is a lady buying and selling dogs.. She even stated it on 4th... Can she get in trouble?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 4, 2016

If she doesn't have the proper permit for the amount of dogs on the property and if she is mistreating the dogs. Contact Animal Control and they will investigate.

Q: is there a rhode island law that states that non-service animals are not allowed in any store?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 1, 2016

There are many ordinances in the various towns regarding animals and many health department regulations regarding the prohibition of animals for health and safety reasons. Service animals are often exempt from these regulations. Here is an example of some in Warwick: https://www.municode.com/library/ri/west_warwick/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=PTIIICOOR_CH4ANFO

Q: My ex boyfriend from over 4 years ago is just now trying to take me to court over my dog. What could happen.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Arizona on
Answered on Jan 25, 2016

Consult with an attorney. In these cases, it's likely a cease and desist letter from an attorney can avoid any escalation.

Q: Neighbor starved dog. I have cared for her and gotten her vet care. I am moving and want to take her with me.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 19, 2016

Ask the family if they will let you take her with you. Pay a small amount of money as an incentive. I hope you can keep the dog.

Q: What are the odds that I can get my dog back?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for North Carolina on
Answered on Jan 18, 2016

You certainly have a valid claim. It would also help, in addition to the receipts you listed, if you paid county taxes for the dog. Even if you decide to represent yourself, you should consult with an attorney in your county before drafting, filing, and serving the necessary complaint and civil summons. No one can guarantee you will win, or give you odds (that would be an ethical violation), but an experienced civil attorney in your district can tell you if they think its worth the time,...

Q: Hi, I settled a dog bite claim on behalf of my daughter several years ago. I have recently received notice from the

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Injury Law and Insurance Bad Faith for California on
Answered on Jan 15, 2016

It's possible you have a breach of contract claim against them, but more info is needed to advise. This type of thing can happen when trying to save money on lawyers. Hire one now to get this fixed. Sounds like you need a CA or CO lawyer.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem...

Q: If my dog is staying with family and they decided they don't like her and want to get rid of her what do I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Arizona on
Answered on Dec 28, 2015

If the dog is yours, get it back (without disturbing the peace). If they won't give it back, you can file a lawsuit.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to...

Q: If you give your dog up for adoption then it bites someone, can they sue you knowing that it's bitten in the past

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Arizona on
Answered on Dec 19, 2015

Anyone can sue, doesn't mean it's a good case.More info is needed to analyze your particular situation. Let your insurance handle it.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly...

Q: My dog was dognapped three years ago and she is missing again the people that took her put up new flyers. Can I sue?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Communications Law, Education Law, Family Law and Public Benefits for Arizona on
Answered on Dec 19, 2015

If your dog was stolen, the passage of time doesn't change the fact it's your dog. There are deadlines for filing lawsuits, but sometimes exceptions apply.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and...

Q: When/how is a dog considered your own? Does it have to be licensed before you can claim it at your own dog?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Arizona on
Answered on Dec 19, 2015

Depends on how you acquire it and other factors.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal advice and help with your...

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