Animal / Dog Law Questions & Answers by State

Animal / Dog Law Questions & Answers

Q: Could you tell me what Georgia law states that pets such as dogs are considered property

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Georgia on Aug 31, 2015

Answered on Sep 1, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
Google the Official Code of Georgia Annotated and look it up.

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Q: If u have a dog that is now posted as missing reward offered and u find owner and they enter yard and removed dog

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Public Benefits for Georgia on Sep 1, 2015

Answered on Sep 1, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
Take out a warrant for theft against the 3rd party for stealing the dog.

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Q: Question under more information.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Georgia on Aug 29, 2015

Answered on Aug 31, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Probably not.

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Q: I live in Mississippi. If a dog comes onto my property during deer season to run deer off of it, Is that trespassing?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Mississippi on Aug 25, 2015

Answered on Aug 25, 2015

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Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
To answer your question, it depends upon whether the owner of the dog actually intended that the dog enter your property.

Shoot the dog, and you may get into more trouble than it\'s worth.

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Q: My dog hopped my fence an was a aggressive toward (did not hurt) a stray dog which was leashed by my neighbor. Neighb

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Florida on Aug 21, 2015

Answered on Aug 21, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Retribution is punishment for doing something wrong. What punishment is the neighbor seeking? Did he report it to animal control? Have they done anything to you or fined you?

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Q: Is it illegal for me to keep my dogs from my husband until after divorce proceedings?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Divorce for North Carolina on Aug 20, 2015

Answered on Aug 21, 2015

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Melissa Averett's answer
Assuming you acquired the dogs during the marriage, then the dogs are marital property ( I know they are children to you, but the law sees them as property, like your car or your couch). So, you keeping them is not theft, anymore than you keeping whatever furniture you have in your possession that was bought during the marriage. The dogs belong to both of you equally. That said, if he comes and gets them, that is not stealing either, but it might be domestic criminal trespass if you have...

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Q: A person gave me a cat because they couldn't keep it. Then started harassing us for it back. What can be done?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Communications Law and Criminal Law for Delaware on Aug 21, 2015

Answered on Aug 21, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
So, what will happen if you give the cat back and stay completely away from the people?

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Q: I went to drop off my trash on the condo where i live, and my dog jumped on the maintenance guy leg, the dog was the le

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Utah on Aug 5, 2015

Answered on Aug 13, 2015

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Adam Studnicki's answer
If you are sued, turn it over to your renter's liability insurance. Check your policy to see if you have to report the incident.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. 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...

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Q: How many dogs are you legally allowed to have? If I want more than the limit of dogs, can I get a permit, if so which?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Georgia on Jun 24, 2015

Answered on Aug 12, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
You have to check with the county on how many dogs and then if you want more you can ask the county clerk how to apply for more and it will most likely involve getting approval from your neighbors, animal control, etc.

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Q: Horse Theft Question

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Criminal Law for North Carolina on Aug 7, 2015

Answered on Aug 11, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
The horse being stolen was a crime against you which you should have reported to the police back then. It might be too late at this stage to do that, because you knew about it back then and did not report it. People cannot just sit on their rights for years and then expect to be able to do something about it. Go see a local lawyer about this problem, for a full and frank discussion of what, if anything, can be done for you at this stage.

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Q: My mom gave my dog away when I was in jail for 13days. Even though she promised he would be fine.Can I Sue her

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Washington on Aug 9, 2015

Answered on Aug 11, 2015

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Adam Studnicki's answer
It sounds like you could, as she got rid of your property. It may be a case for small claims court. A local lawyer can advise.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. 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...

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Q: A neighbors dogs from over a mile away killed our wool producing sheep on our property fenced in can I sue him?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Alaska on Apr 17, 2014

Answered on Aug 10, 2015

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Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Probably. I note that this question was asked some 16 months ago. Contact me if you have not yet resolved this matter.

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Q: Does a neighbor's dog on my property constitute trespass in Florida?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Florida on Jan 31, 2011

Answered on Aug 10, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
No, it constitutes perhaps a leash law violation.

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Q: What happens if you were fostering a dog that died right after she had her puppies - Who owns the puppies?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Florida on Aug 21, 2012

Answered on Aug 7, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
The owner of the dog would own the puppies in my opinion, based upon the very limited facts that you gave.

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Q: Are there leash laws for cats in Jupiter, Florida?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Florida on Aug 30, 2012

Answered on Aug 7, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Check the local ordinances, I doubt it.

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Q: About Coleo, a Venezuelian sport, is it legal in United States?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Florida on Oct 24, 2012

Answered on Aug 7, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
What is it? You didn't say. If you want an answer, you have to give facts. Attorneys deal in facts and the law, and without sufficient facts we cannot apply the law.

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