I was walking into the dog park, but there's 2 gates and the first gate goes into a boxed area that you unleash your dog. I was told by the dog owner that he wanted to pick up his small dog before we proceeded into the dog park. I let him pick up the dog and when I opened the second gate... Read more »
Yes, you have a case against the dog owner for strict liability and negligence. Discuss your case with counsel here in Florida about contingency fee representation, which means you don’t pay anything unless you win. Hopefully, you can find out the identity of this dog owner. If not, a private...Read more »
I filed a restraining order because caregiver trespassed after she was told to stay off the property and she was seen by the neighbor coming after being told not to come back and took the dog from my yard i called police but because of covid19 they informed me to file online then i filed a... Read more »
Son arrested for drug charges. Family have decided not to bond him out as this is third arrest w past prison time. I took his dog but live in townhouse w my own pet. Do not want to keep her. Not sure when or if son will bond out in next few weeks. He is not very responsible w the dog but it is... Read more »
Theoretically, there is a breach of contract case assuming you have the evidence to prove the breach. If there is a contract stating you purchased a purebred for x price, then there is a breach of contract. Normally, the remedy is to return the dog and get your money back.
My dog got loose one day and ran at my neighbor barking. He didn't touch the guy and I got him under control quickly. My neighbor said next time it happens he will kill my dog. I now muzzle my dog any time we go outside. If he gets loose again can the neighbor legally hurt/kill him if he is... Read more »
Your local municipal law will likely govern what your responsibilities are regarding your animal. But frequently after a certain time animals must be kept on a leash and if the dog is on your neighbors property he may be able to shoot it claiming self defense. This claim will be hurt by the fact...Read more »
Depends on the terms of the lease, but the deposit is usually for the landlord's protection, not roommates. Your damages are the fair market value of a 10 year old dog, if you want to sue in Small Claims.
I received my dog as a gift when I was a child from my father. Now that I am an adult, I plan on moving out with my dog. But my family and father are now refusing to let me take him. Am I allowed to just take my dog from the home? He has no proof of ownership, meanwhile, I have years worth of proof... Read more »
Honestly thought I was having the dog ditched on me but I have absolutely fallen in love with this animal. I have had her spade and microchipped and have paid for food, treats, baths, etc for the past three years. At what point can I claim this as my dog?
This is something on which one of the an animal law attorneys could advise best. But you await a response for four weeks. It sounds like a difficult situation. On one hand, it sounds like your position is that you could be seen as the dog's owner, in all but name and legal formality. On the...Read more »
ago and she has not once physically come to get her dog and now is threatening to send sheriff take me to court. Is this a civil matter since no criminal theft occured no police report? Can I defend that Im now primary caregiver and property abandonment? She does have original adoption papers for... Read more »
The only legal defense you have to keep the dog based on your description is if you convince the court she abandoned the dog, or intended to give the dog to you. Get the proof from whomever she told that she had abandoned the dog. That’s an admission against interest. You also have a...Read more »
We had a roommate that took my dog from my home, he gave her to a woman nearby. They both deny this but I seen my dog in the woman's window, police won't help because no one else can verify she's there. The woman doesn't let the dogs outside they use the bathroom inside so I... Read more »
Take a picture of the dog in the window of the woman and take it to the police to confirm your story. Try to do this without standing on the woman's property. You could sue to get the dog back, but you will still need proof that the woman has the dog. You will also need to prove that you own...Read more »
I let a friend stay on my property in a tent on a temporary basis. I live on this property also, in a mobile home. There was never any contract so to speak, and he doesnt pay rent. Winter came and I allowed him to stay in a gutted out schoolbus that had a woodstove in it so that he wouldnt freeze.... Read more »
If the dog bit anyone, you should report that to your local county animal control. If the dog bit at the command of a human, you should report that to your local police or sheriff. As to getting rid of him, you need to review everything with a local landlord-tenant attorney. IF you can establish...Read more »
My grandfather accidentally hit someone's dog the other day, and left the scene (which he's already been ticketed for), and the dog didn't make it. The dog's owners tried getting him to pay the vet bill for the services the dog recieved before passing. Does my grandfather have... Read more »
I recovered 4 bodies, the other 4 are missing, presumed dead. I kept the dogs safe until owners could claim them. I have several photos of my flock pre attack, post attack, and of the dogs as well as piles of feathers in our yard. The owner offered no compensation, even when I asked. We... Read more »
Most likely you have a claim for the value of the animals. Indiana likely has a small claims court option for you. I recommend looking into small claims courts in your area. This will be an inexpensive and relatively fast option for you to find some recovery.
My poor baby was taken to the animal shelter while I was away by an ex bf as he was watching her. He had no right to do that. She wasn't abandoned he was mad at me and took her to hurt me. She was chipped. They called my ex husband and never called me. My chip company never emailed me either... Read more »
It is not likely they will be arrested or prosecuted unless they are grossly abusing the animals. You need to seek redress in Small claims for money damages and an order to return the dog. A dog is property the same as your car. What would you do if someone stole your car and the police were too...Read more »
I told owner Ill get their puppy back and it was a mistake. I called the people who got her but the refuse to return the puppy. I did inform them 2 hours after they got her she was taken/stolen from the original owners I need to return her now. They said too bad. Can the owner file a report... Read more »
The owner can file a report against you and the new "owners." The owner can also sue you and the new "owners" in Small Claims for the value of the dog, a daily "loss of use" rate, and/or an order for return of their property.
Small claims is a division of the Superior Court and has jurisdiction over most civil disputes. It can provide the same remedies as the BIG court. However, Small Claims cannot hear a case that is just for "injunction" or an Order for her to return the dog to you. You have to be asking...Read more »
these crazy neighbors have been holding our cat hostage inside for days at a time. They have been positive for corona virus and I'm 7 months pregnant. I tried calling police but they said a cat isn't considered property. Its causing me a lot of stress. I though pets were property, isnt this thef?
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