My roommates dog(a chihuahua) ran off right before the Covid shutdown in Colorado. He posted missing dog fliers and looked around for his dog. Recently(about 3 months later) a neighbor seen another neighbor walking the dog. He admits that he found the dog, but refuses to give the dog back unless... Read more »
Colorado: We have been fostering a dog for eight weeks. He's never been aggressive in any way, but he does have separation anxiety and he fears loud noises and strangers. He has caused quite a lot of damage to our home, but he is getting a little bit better and more confident every day.... Read more »
The rescue legally owns the dog and they can demand him back from you. However, this is probably a liability concern for the rescue to adopt him out to others, although I am a little surprised they want to euthanize him. You could try to negotiate adopting him. It might be helpful to get a lawyer...Read more »
I have all of my puppy’s paper work and I am microchipped to her- I even still pay her Veterinary insurance. My ex roommate told animal control and the cops that I “adopted shasta for her” when I went to pick her up, I simply left shasta in her care as I moved. There were never any written or... Read more »
No, the cops don't know the law. They just say whatever they can to get you to leave them alone about stuff like this. If they saw your paperwork, they should have assisted you, but since they won't, you will have to take her to court. You can take her to small claims, but county court is...Read more »
A couple of guys from out of state found a old cattle dog and brought it to the store I work at to ask me to call animal control. Unfortunately this town is so small there isn't such a thing and the nearest facility is about 30 miles from where I live. Instead they gave me him to take care of,... Read more »
Since you're in Canada, I'm not sure the exact laws. In the US in Colorado, the rule on lost property is 5 years. You might want to call around to local lawyers to get a correct answer. But, it seems like the dog would be in good hands if he stayed with you.
Generally speaking, whoever is on the purchase/adoption papers is who the court will award the animals to. If he bought them he would also likely win. More information is needed to answer this question.
I paid a breeder the full agreed upon price but the breeder wants to keep the puppies for a few additional weeks for its development. Since then the mother dog was struck by a vehicle and is no longer in nursing condition. This obviously made us call to question the care quality of the animals. The... Read more »
Without a written contract specifying everyone’s rights, it’s hard to say what can and cannot be done. Legally, in Colorado, puppies are not supposed to be sold until they are at least 8 weeks old. If the “breeder” gave you a date on which to pick up the puppy and then rescinded, you might...Read more »
This is an interesting question. The rule for abandoned property in CO is 5 years, but there is case law that protects good faith third party purchasers of dogs. I would recommend speaking to an animal Attorney about your situation because more facts are necessary to properly answer this question.
I was distraught and spent hours looking around. The people I got him from are threatening to sue. I am distraught and love this dog and am still hoping to find him at the park or in a shelter. Can they sue me for a terrible accident?
An animal clinic recently took our dog from a family member to be euthanized. This family member was only watching him until we moved. This was done without our knowledge or consent. Our dog is microchipped and the clinic did not check for this or try to contact us for our consent before... Read more »
Yes, you have legal grounds to pursue this, especially with the statement from the individual that wanted to adopt your dog. I would recommend contacting an animal attorney to go over the details of your case and give you advice specific to your situation.
Pet stores are notorious for this kind of behavior. They are in it to make a sale, not to care for the living, breathing animals. Pet stores are also very likely to get their puppies from puppy mills. In short, pet stores should be avoided at all costs.
We split up and she took the said dog with her but sent the dog back to me because the dog didn’t get along with anyone or other pets . 3 years now she wants the dog back what are my options? Thank you.
It kind of depends on what she said when she sent the dog back. If she was giving you the dog, then the dog is yours and you don’t have to give the dog back. If she sent it back asking you to watch the dog for a period of time, and you agreed, then you might have to give the dog back. More...Read more »
The foster cannot be trusted and I need to get the dog back from her to the rescue. The foster was nice at first, said she wants to eventually adopt the dog. By regulations the dog can be adopted only after it is spayed. The clinic will be open in a few days and and appointment for spay can now be... Read more »
You can call the police and show them the paperwork that the dog is only a foster and that it belongs to the rescue. The police might help. Sometimes they don't, though. If they decline to help, then you will have to sue the foster in civil court to get the dog back. Sometimes a strongly...Read more »
We have goats, and various birds. Most of our property is fenced but the horses come up a creek bed loaded with old tires or up canyons on the far side of our property. We live in mountainous area, so cannot fully fence.
If the horses were on your property without your permission and the dogs do what they are there to do, no, you would not be liable. But, it will have to be very clear the horses were on your property and the dogs didn’t wander off your property.
Broke up. I took my ferret, he kept his 2. Well the one I bought him as a gift ended up sick a month ago and he enlisted me to help him. I forced my ex to take the ferret to the vet and paid 80 of the vet bill and his aunt paid the remaining balance of 250. The ferret had swallowed some thing due... Read more »
If you gave him the ferret as a gift, then the ferret belongs to your ex and you can’t take him back - unless your ex gives you the ferret. Depending on where your ex lives he might be violating a city code for number of animals, so you could offer to take the ferret so the animal doesn’t get...Read more »
A neighbor called animal services on me about my dog who was tethered to our front porch while we were doing yard work. Their leash didn’t go past our yard/property and she claimed that my dog was encroaching the public side walk and being aggressive. I have physical and photo proof that my dog... Read more »
He ran up to a neighbor and barked. Now I have two misdemeanors for dog at large and dangerous dog for him “charging.” He’s a friendly dog and just wanted to play. He came right back as soon as I called him. What can I do?
If you have been charged with dangerous/aggressive animal, you should speak to an attorney about your defenses because these are serious criminal charges with serious consequences for you and your dog.
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