Can I go to jail if I take my dog with me whenever I move out for my boyfriend's house he gave me the dog but it's not his dog is mine what kind of proof do I need that she belongs to me and is there anything that he can do to me if I take my dog with me he don't take care of her and... Read more »
answered on Aug 23, 2022
the proof of dog ownership should be available at your local vet station where dog should have been registered on his first medical examination. Also some cities hold their own records about dog owners, so contacting local city hall can also possibly help you. If you are the owner... Read more »
My neighbors dogs routinely trespass and while I'm getting a docile breed I'm worried something may happen because dogs can be territorial and want to know if I need to build a real fence to protect myself from liability
answered on Feb 20, 2022
Generally, no. A dog owner is not liable if the dog attacks another dog that comes on the dog owner's property without the property owner/dog owner's permission.
If you were sued for damages and lost the case, the damages would be limited to the vet bills for the injured dog or... Read more »
Who responseable my dog is on a lesh she came on my property
answered on Sep 9, 2021
In Alabama there are typically three instances where an owner can be responsible for a dog biting someone. 1) if the dog has known dangerous or vicious propensities. 2) If the dog is a breed that is listed on a dangerous breed list. For the State of Alabama that is only Pit Bulls. Counties or... Read more »
The new neighbor lives adjacent to our undivided lot and got the idea if he kept it up then they could use it for extra room when having get togethers. I am concerned about injuries and them claiming the lot for themselves since they kept it up and used it for all those years. Am I correct in... Read more »
answered on Jun 23, 2021
I believe you have answered you question: contact an attorney in your area, discuss your situation and/or give him the above post, and ask what to do/what does he recommend.
In 2013 my husband and I purchased a family dog and of course let his daughter pick out and name the dog. Now she 17 and no longer comes to visit. Her Mother his ex wife is now suing us for custody of max the dog. she has no monetary ownership nor has the dog ever lived with her. they had been... Read more »
answered on Dec 2, 2020
Probably not. She has no ownership interest. That said, people can sue for anything. The clerks at court do not have the authority (or time) to screen cases to see whether they are valid or not. The real question is whether the person filing the suit will win. Based on what you said, it sounds like... Read more »
Dog has killed other neiborhs animals but no proof
answered on Nov 27, 2020
No. Call animal control to report the attack.
answered on Nov 25, 2020
You’ll have to either sue or file a complaint with your local licensing board.
Could I take them to a vet and get a health record? With them being found, they did not know anything about them. If taking to a vet will work, would it need to be in TN or would my AL vet work?
answered on Jul 20, 2020
You AL vet is fine.
I agreed to come get the puppies so they were safe. He gave me his address and told me to come get them. Now someone else is wanting them so they are threatening me with court and police. Is there anything they can do since I have proof he told me to come get them and gave me his address?
answered on Jul 18, 2020
If you have agreement with the owner of the puppies that the puppies are yours, then they are yours. You can travel across state lines but make sure you have the proper health documents, too.
So last month my dad's girlfriend passed away. However my dog and her dog are mates and are about to have another litter of puppies. The girlfriend's two children were left her belongings and her stepbrother is the executor of the will. Legally am I entitled to the litter even though my... Read more »
answered on Jul 10, 2020
Generally, in breeding contract situations where all breeders are actively involved, siring the puppies would give you an ownership interest if that was contracted for. Usually, though, a "stud fee" is paid for the male dog's "performance" so to speak. It sounds like this... Read more »
The speed limit on my road is 15 mph! The person who ran him over NEVER stopped or turned around after obviously running a dog over. My dog was ran over right beside our mailbox, basically in my YARD. the truck that ran him over should have been on the right side of the road but my dog was on the... Read more »
answered on Jun 10, 2020
Oh my gosh. That is terrible and I am so sorry for your loss. You should report this to the Police and the District Attorneys Office and see if you can get them to pursue animal cruelty charges against this person. As for a civil case, unfortunately animals are treated as property and valued as... Read more »
What should she start off asking for damages. Her eye and lip was really damaged
answered on Apr 25, 2019
Dog attack and dog bite cases can be difficult cases primarily due to insurance coverage issues. The first thing your sister should do is to put the dog owner and drug recovery center an official notice of her claim for damages. To fully protect her rights she should consult a personal injury... Read more »
We moved in with an uncle when he asked us to help him take care of his dying partner (bone cancer) shortly after his passing he kicked us out and said he would keep our dog until we were in a good place. We found out he had him chipped and now he will not give him back to us. We've had our... Read more »
answered on Jul 8, 2018
A dog is property. You can sue him. You are going to have to show that he agreed to keep the dog temporarily and that you didn't give the dog to him. GOod luck.
The lady lives at the end of my road. Every time she comes by she is speeding way over the 25mh speed limit. I still haven't found my dog to know if hes hurt or dead. This lady came back am hour after running my dog over wanting money. I think if my dog is hurt or dead she should pay me for... Read more »
answered on Feb 5, 2018
Helpful information can be found on the county website, division of animal control. The website states: Animals are not permitted to run at large in Marshall County pursuant to state law. (Code of Alabama, Section 3-1-5).
They also may be able to assist you in locating your... Read more »
My friend and I, along with our roommate, adopted a cat. The adoption papers are in the roommate's name, but we equally split the cost of the adoption fee, vet bills, and our apartment pet fee. Our roommate is now moving out and says she is going to take the cat. Can she legally do this? Or... Read more »
answered on Nov 15, 2017
The cat is property. Cats are not actually "adopted" under Alabama law. The documents which transferred ownership of the cat probably show that she owns the cat. UNless you can show that you own the cat, you are probably out of luck.
I have a have-a-heart trap that I could try to catch him with. If successful can I release it anywhere away from my neighborhood or in some wooded area?
answered on Apr 24, 2017
Interesting question. I know of no reason why you couldn't do that, except that your use of the word "anywhere" is a concern. It would not be wise to do it just anywhere. For example, releasing it in a residential area or near a school would be a bad idea. The best location would... Read more »
Can I still report it?
answered on Feb 2, 2017
Depends on how it happened, but usually no unless the other dog came on to your property, was let run free etc. Contact a member of the Ala. Assn for Justice--they give free consultations.
Around 9:45 pm on Jan 21,2017, I was walking my dog on her leash down a public side street in my town when a large black or blue blur came running up to me and my dog. I pulled my dog close to me and started to jog away from the dog. The dog then ran around us barking so I turned around to walk... Read more »
answered on Jan 23, 2017
Call the local dog warden or whoever enforces leash laws; they'll get a rabies record. Contact a member of the Alabama Assn for Justice--they give free consultations.
answered on Jan 19, 2017
Notify your homeowners insurance. If you don't have homeowners then you'd want to consult an attorney, but I would suggest you start with a bankrupcy attorney not that you need to file now but you need to know your options. In the meantime I would avoid talking to anyone from the Fedex... Read more »
Found ad posted but no one ever came looking for it.
answered on Jan 17, 2017
I think your best resource on answer any questions you have will be a local humane society for animals such as this one: http://gbhs.org/about-us/frequently-asked-questions/
This article provided some good information too:... Read more »
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