Animal / Dog Law Questions & Answers by State

Animal / Dog Law Questions & Answers

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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Q: My neighbors dog came into my yard and killed my dog. What are the legal rights do I have?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Georgia on Mar 20, 2015

Answered on Mar 23, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
First, I am sorry for the loss of your pet. You can call animal control and have your neighbors dog removed and placed in quarantine and tested for rabbis and labels as a vicious animal. If the dog has rabies, then the dog will be most likely be destroyed. Then you need you dog tested for rabies. You dog should be tested for rabies anyways. You can then sue your neighbor for the damage to your dog. If your dog was a pedigreed dog worth x amount of dollars, then that is the amount plus...

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Q: is there something you can do if the homeowners insurance says you can't have a certain breed of dog on the property

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Florida on May 21, 2014

Answered on Mar 23, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Yes, you can get another insurance company who does allow that breed of dog.

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Q: do animal control have the right to come out the day later and put up your dog if they came out and sign

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

Answered on Mar 22, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Read the local ordinance or go see a local attorney about this.

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Q: who can I talk to about neglect of my dog?

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

Answered on Mar 22, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
For what reason? What are the facts?

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Q: my dog got loose last time it got loose got a warning what happens the second time

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Florida on May 29, 2014

Answered on Mar 22, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
There are not enough facts here. You need to read the local ordinance about this.

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Q: My neighbors dog came in my yard w/o a leash & my dog that was inside jumped on sliding door onto porch & thru screen.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Florida on Jun 3, 2014

Answered on Mar 22, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Maybe not. People are presumed to know the natural and probable consequences of their actions. They let the dog run loose.

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Q: My owners 2 dogs killed and eat my dog, what legal recourse can I take for owners negelgence

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for California on Mar 16, 2015

Answered on Mar 17, 2015

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Mr. Robin Mashal's answer
Disclaimer: The materials provided below are informational and should not be relied upon as legal advice.

Depending on the facts, you may have various causes of action against your neighbor such as negligence, or for strict liability under Section 3342 of the California Civil Code. You should consult your own attorney to protect your legal rights.

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Q: My neighbors dog came in my yard w/o a leash & my dog that was inside jumped on sliding door onto porch & thru screen.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Florida on Jun 4, 2014

Answered on Mar 17, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
I do not think so. They let their dog loose and are responsible for what happened as a result.

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Q: Can someone keep your dog if it's not theirs? Can I call the police to retrieve her from the home?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Florida on Jun 10, 2014

Answered on Mar 16, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Yes that will help, and the cops may not be willing to do anything about it, you might have to sue for replevin, conversion, and civil theft. See and attorney.

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Q: I live in FLorida - My neighboor dog attacked my dog so I had to rush him to the hospital

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Florida on Jun 11, 2014

Answered on Mar 16, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Suing in small claims court will basically only get you a piece of paper saying that she owes you money, and only if you prevail. Now, it depends upon what assets she has, in order to determine whether you can actually get anything, by garnishing a bank account or wages, or sending the sheriff out to seize personal property.

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Q: I left my dog, who is registered in my name, with my former partner for just under 40 days when I moved out.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Florida on Jun 17, 2014

Answered on Mar 16, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
I do not have enough facts to answer your question fully. The dog is registered in your name. Go get the dog back, or at least try. Negotiate with the ex.

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Q: My wife's father's girlfriend gave us her dog over 14 months ago. We have texts to prove she gave us the dog. She is now

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Ohio on Mar 8, 2015

Answered on Mar 12, 2015

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Matthew Williams' answer
Well, you could report the break in to police. This would likely result in her facing a criminal charge ranging from criminal trespassing (not that serious) to burglary (serious). You could also engage an attorney to draft a cease and desist letter and defend you against any outrageous claims she makes (I suspect she will make outrageous claims). OR, you could talk your father and try to get this worked out within the family.

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Q: If my neighbors dog started fighting with my dog in my cousins garage and theere dog bit me do i have a lawsuit??

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Florida on Jul 5, 2014

Answered on Mar 6, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You might have a lawsuit. Was there a permanent injury, like a scar from the dogbite and the stitches?

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Q: I just asked this so. My dog accused of killing neighbors dog, i get citation mandate,Patch goes to animal control.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Florida on Feb 26, 2015

Answered on Feb 27, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Likr I have already told you, you need to find the local ordinances about this and review them.

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