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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on

Q: Regarding the campbellsville question about momma and her pups

They did have food water and shelter. The guy that took them didn't leave a notice when he did either so they simply gave us the dogs back all we had to do was pay for a rabies shot for momma dog. But for future reference was it with in the law for them take them?

Timothy Denison answered on Sep 14, 2019

It probably was not legal but since you got the dogs back, it would cost an exorbitant amount to litigate the issue.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on

Q: I live in campbellsville ky. Animal control took my dogs

I had my puppy her mom and two siblings staying at my dad's house. They had food water and shelter. We went out day by day to care for spent time with them. Sometimes multiple times daring the day. I found out a day ago animal control came and took momma off her leash and collar. Removed the... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Sep 13, 2019

Depends on whether the dogs had food, water and shelter with Animal Control arrived there. You’ll need a lawyer for this case.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Texas on

Q: found stray dog and owner ,he ran away over a year ago do I have to give him back

Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Sep 13, 2019

How would you feel if a dog you had and loved was lost and the person that found them didn't want to give the dog back?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Texas on

Q: If dogs were in a house for weeks after their owner died of natural causes and they consumed some of the body will

They have to be put down?

Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Sep 13, 2019

It appears the dogs were only doing what was natural for them so long as they weren't the reason for the death.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on

Q: Is there a way to gain custody of my friends dog that I keep for weeks at a time?

I have been doing this for several months now, I have had him groomed. When I take him back they only keep him one day and then call me to come back and get him. My friend has stated that the dog is not allowed to make noises nor are they allowed to have animals at their residence. There is always... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Sep 12, 2019


1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Animal / Dog Law and Landlord - Tenant for Texas on

Q: Am I liable for pet rent?

If I have not acknowledged ownership of my animals to my apartment complex, and have lived there for over a year, but am only now receiving notice of an unpaid amount on my bill, despite having paid what I am obligated, the reason for which is pet rent; am I admitting acknowledgment of having had... Read more »

Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Sep 12, 2019

Read your lease contract. If you knowingly broke the agreement then chances are high you’re responsible.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Family Law for New Jersey on

Q: How do I subpoena dog bite records from another state of my daughter for civil suit?

She was in Pa I’m in NJ.

Leonard R. Boyer answered on Sep 11, 2019

This is not a self-help project! Trying to represent yourself in Court is a bad idea. Not only are you emotionally involved, but you are not a trained attorney. You do not know the Court Rules, Rules of Evidence, case law, nor are you trained how to handle a legal case, especially if litigation is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Civil Litigation for Pennsylvania on

Q: Can I walk my dog with a leash on public school property if I am not near any of the kids or school is out?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 11, 2019

Depends on the property owner--in this case the school board. The public is allowed on school grounds subject to the rules of the school. For instance, you can't just wander into a school. So it is with the grounds.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: Laws about picking up dogs poop in your own backyard

Is there a time frame you have to pick up your own dogs poop in your own back yard

Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 11, 2019

Only at such time as your township ordinance establishes that it's a health hazard or public nuissance due to odor etc.

However you won't earn points with visitors if you leave it out there.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Maryland on

Q: I was walking my leashed dog, a unleashed dog ran over and charged my dogs. My dog bit the other dog am i liable

Mark Oakley answered on Sep 11, 2019

Liable for what? The vet bills of the bit dog that was running off leash in violation of the leash laws? No.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Maryland on

Q: Unrestrained dogs got into fight, and then one bit my relative

Both mine and neighbors dogs were unrestrained by leashes or fences when their dog lunged at my dog, and thus, my dog bit their dog. The neighbors dog then proceeded to maul my relative and cause dog bite injuries. If all dogs in question were unrestrained, are all parties responsible for their own... Read more »

Mark Oakley answered on Sep 11, 2019

If your relative who was mauled did not own any of the dogs, or have responsibility for them, and did nothing to trigger the attack on themselves, then your relative can file a claim against the owner of the dog who mauled him/her. The dog owner's homeowner's insurer would ordinarily be liable to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for New York on

Q: If I find a dog on the street that doesn’t have owner atm because there’s no posters and a friend went around and asked

And I give it away under the impression there’s no owner and I can’t take care by myself and then the owner pops up the next day and I don’t have it anymore and can’t get it back could I be in trouble I didn’t sell it or anything but I had a family member hold it and they gave it away can... Read more »

Benjamin Z. Katz answered on Sep 11, 2019

It doesn’t sound like anything you did would be considered illegal, reckless or negligent. However, many pets are microchipped and it is best to get in touch with a local pet association to have the best chances of reuniting pets with their owners.

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for California on

Q: What can i do to get my dog back that was taken by my friends coworker without my knowledge or consent?

I had to leave town for a few days for work and during my absence i had left my dog under my boyfriend's supervision. When i got back my boyfriend told me that he had asked a mutual friend of ours to watch my dog for a night because my boyfriend (due to a critical accident involving a family... Read more »

William John Light answered on Sep 10, 2019

Make a written demand to your friend, his coworker and the new "owner" that they return the dog and/or pay its fair market value/replacement cost (set a specific amount), plus punitive damages for theft (set a specific amount).

If the dog isn't returned, sue in Small Claims for your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on

Q: Is it legal for an animal control officer to go to homes and pick up unwanted dogs as owner surrenders to be...

Transported to the local animal shelter. The citizens of our county have figured out that this is a way to get rid of unwanted dogs to the shelter without having to pay a surrender fee which is causing our shelter to be inundated with excess dogs . We currently have 69. Citizens just call the... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Sep 9, 2019

Unfortunately, it is legal.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Animal / Dog Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on

Q: As a tenant do I have to remove my pets when the homeowner is showing house to perspective buyer or can I use a crate?

I have 5 dogs and on several occasions I have moved them outside in their crates for the agent to show the house. More than one occasion the agent never showed and I waited outside for greater than 45 minutes. Its hot outside to wait that long. There is no defined time of any showing I receive... Read more »

Seril L Grossfeld answered on Sep 9, 2019

You should discuss that with the homeowner or real estate agent, since safety of both your pets and the prospective buyers and other persons coming into the house is of the greatest concern. Don't forget that people make appointments to see the house and then never show up so it is not always the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on

Q: MK gave sister a dog while he went to jail, he got out for a while and went back to jail. He let her keep the dog.

She’s had the dog for about 6 months, now someone random on Facebook is saying that MK stole the dog from her daughter. (No body has said anything or claimed stolen until now) obviously no microchip because they would’ve found him for ever ago if it’s even true.

My sister has taken... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Sep 8, 2019

Not unless she can prove ownership.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for California on

Q: I purchased a puppy from a site on the AKC for $1500 & now the person is refusing to give me the puppy.

I was emailed a receipt for the puppy with a pick up date after Sept 15th. She is now wanting to break the deal but is not wanting to give me my money back. What recourse do I have?

William John Light answered on Sep 8, 2019

Sue in Small Claims for Specific Performance or for your monetary damages.

Plaintiff’s Claim and ORDER to Go to Small Claims Court; Form SC-100 (Lawsuit for monetary damages)

Request for Court Order and Answer; Form SC-105 (Request for Return of Property, filed with SC-100)...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Animal / Dog Law, Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes for Louisiana on

Q: I’ve been trying to find out what is the law for can your spouse take Community property before you divorce?

Had a restraining order on my spouse went to court judge okayed him to take personal items and came with a constable and two police officers they detained me away from my house so he can collect a list of items Tools furniture etc. tools furniture etc. that the constable allowed him to take

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 7, 2019

If you were given exclusive use of the house or a protective order, yes he can be granted access with a deputy to remove his personal effects, clothes, separate property or items needed for work, pending divorce and partition.

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on

Q: Where can I find all relevant laws for dog shelters in Kentucky? Compliance and compacity are my main concerns.

Timothy Denison answered on Sep 6, 2019

Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR)

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Colorado on

Q: We bought a parrot in 1996 & in 2009 I became unable to care for him due to cancer so family member #1 took him after

our possessing him for prior 13 yrs. Family member #1 then gave him to family member #2 in 2013 & in 2017 #2 moved into our home with bird after a divorce. From then on member #2 left all of his care to us, feeding, cleaning cage, etc. & has lived in our home until present (2019). We've now given... Read more »

Kristina M. Bergsten answered on Sep 5, 2019

If you never sold the bird or gave the bird to family member number two, then the bird is yours and you never lost on ownership in the first place, and family member number two has no right to take the bird from you.

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