I adopted a cat in California in 2016. I moved to Oregon in 2018. My ex and I agreed that he would keep the cat but no transfer of ownership was made. Because my ex is shady and has tried to push his bills on me -even stole money from my account- am I legally responsible for the cat if he doesn’t... Read more »
It's his cat. You abandoned ownership or gave it to him. It is no longer yours. There is no formal "transfer of ownership" for a cat. If the cat was licensed and or chipped, you might consider contacting that entity and informing it of the new ownership.
My boyfriends sister abandoned her dog for a year and we began taking care of her and buying her leash and tag. We were given her microchip forms by the sister and now she is saying she wants the dog back. She said she has the forms such as shots and adoption, but the dog has been out of her care... Read more »
Emailed all local shelters , and posted advertisements in neighborhood and online to find him. At 5:00pm the same day he went missing I located him at the local SanDiegoHumaneSociety. They had closed , I was instructed to claim him the following day upon opening.
My dog went missing on new years eve and we have spent the past three days looking for her by asking neighbors and putting up posters. Two of my neighbors have claimed that they seen my dog and one of them have stated that they were taken around the time I had mentioned to them and another neighbor... Read more »
Two weeks ago my dog got lost. Recently my dad found my dog but a man was walking him. He approached the man and told him the dog was his. The man stated a homeless person sold him the dog. My dog did not have a chip and so they implanted one on him. Now they claim the dog is theirs. We have... Read more »
I have had my dog at a boarding place since October and I want her back but the place is not accepting payments or trying to work with me. I am nervous that any day now I could be arrested because she is still there.
We do not have debtors' prisons in California. Your debt to the kennel is a civil matter. Under the facts you have provided you do not have a reason to fear jail time. If the kennel is telling you otherwise, they may be in violation of the law and you should contact a qualified attorney immediately.
a citizen and taken to the shelter, I did not find out they were there until they had both been adopted, I have a prescription from my psych and family doctor stating that i can not be without them. CAN I GET THEM BACK FROM THE NEW OWNER? I will reimburse them for any out of pocket costs they paid
Someone would have to get many more facts from you to determine if you could force them to return the dogs. Instead you should contact the new owner (if you know who they are) and tell them your story and offer them the money you otherwise would have put into a legal remedy. If you don't know who...Read more »
You are not responsible for someone else's property unless you agreed to be responsible. If you are no longer willing to house the dogs, inform your daughter and give her a reasonable amount of time to find other accommodations. If she does not do so, surrender the dogs to a shelter and inform...Read more »
We felt owners remorse and tried to reclaim her, we were told she was already adopted. On 12/7 we tried to reclaim her before she was adopted out, we were kicked off the property and told there was nothing we could do. We watched her get loaded and shipped out to WA state. Do we have rights?
To begin with, Homeowner's insurance doesn't cover landlord liabilities at all, so not covering liability arising out of a tenant's Rottweiler/pit bull is just one claim of many for which you will not be covered. You will need Landlord Insurance. Confirm with your Insurance Agent.
No. "To protect public health and safety, agriculture, wildlife, and natural resources, California's restrictions apply to many kinds of wild and domestic animals that are legal pets elsewhere, including hedgehogs, gerbils, degus, prairie dogs, sugar gliders, fur-ranch foxes, monkeys, and Quaker...Read more »
The person who found the dog said they had had the dog for 3 days and looked for the owner, had taken him to the shelter and that there was no sign of the owner so they were trying to find a home for him because they couldn’t keep the puppy. Today the 5th day, we received a text from the guy who... Read more »
Yes, you have to give him back. He belongs to someone else. You know that. You are basically stealing somebody's property. The person who found the dog had no authority to give him to you or anyone else. He was supposed to give him to Animal Control.
The neighbors dog crawled underneath their gate and walked over to our front yard, went to the bathroom on our grass. When our dog seen this behind a locked gate, he broke through the nylon built gate to bite the animal. My mom just arrived when this occurred. The neighbor and my mom somehow... Read more »
You are probably not liable if your dog bites another dog that enters your property without permission. If your dog exited your property and bit another dog, you would likely be liable. Strict liability applies only to dog bites on humans who are lawfully in a public or private place.
I’ve contacted the owner, animal control, city code enforcement and local police and none of them either seem to care or say there is nothing they can do, I feel the system is failing me here and leaving me no safe options. I need some advice on how to proceed.
It seems that you need a better fence. Six foot chain link or masonry so that the dog can't chew through it. If it's wood or chain link, beware. The dog can also dig under it. Neighbors have an obligation to share the expenses of a property line fence, assuming that you have otherwise complied...Read more »
The DA wouldn't be the person to start a class action. Could a private individual? Probably not. A class action is only appropriate when the number of plaintiffs are too numerous for conventional for conventional joinder--as a rough rule of thumb, if you can fit them in the gallery on the...Read more »
We lost our dog on Halloween evening when trick or treating since then . Then dog was taken in by somebody groomed and somehow landed her way to the pound where even though she is registered and has tags. The tags when lost were not currently be worn by our dog sheilla
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