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Q: My neighbor fell and fractured her pelvis because my dog jumped up on her. I've offered to pay her medical bills.

My question is, can she still sue me for more even if I fulfill my promise to her?

Mr. Michael O. Stevens answered on Mar 10, 2016

Unless you get a release from her when you pay, yes she can. You are better off turning this over to your homeowner's or renter's insurance company to handle so they can pay the bills and make sure you are released from further responsibility after they pay her.

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Q: We've already spent money taking the cat to the veterinarian etc. It was given to us why should we give it back?

They're harassing us, we are trying to avoid confrontation. They are now contacting friends and family with threats. We just want them to go away and leave us alone.

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Aug 21, 2015

Well then, do not give the cat back and see what happens.

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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?

We have documentation in emails and texts showing where they gave us the cat. They are now harassing us and putting info out on social media that the cat was stolen and said we did it. We've had the cat for 2 weeks and they just now went to the police. They called us and asked questions about the... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Aug 21, 2015

So, what will happen if you give the cat back and stay completely away from the people?

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Q: A lady who's working with the police is telling me to take my dog out of the house because my sister Can she do that?

Please answer! S.O.S

Michael L. Sensor Esq. answered on Jul 31, 2014

Something is missing from your question. Because your sister.... what? Please rephrase and I will attempt to answer.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Delaware on

Q: Do I have a law suit ? more details below please help me

my dog was taken from my back yard and days later she ended up with animal control .when she went missing she was healthy now when i recieved her from animal control (i just got her today) she was coughing and was not herself its been a few hours that i have her home and i was reading over the... Read more »

Charles Snyderman answered on Jul 2, 2014

You don't say exactly who you mean by referring to "animal control." However, assuming the organization you want to sue does not have immunity from suit, you need to know that under Delaware law you cannot recover money damages for emotional turmoil that you have suffered due to an illness to your... Read more »

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Q: my dog was stolen from my yard what can i do?

she is a female pitbull my baby she was stolen from my yard i have a high wood fence around my yard i dont know what to do she was my baby and now her 8 puppies have no mom i rescued her and her puppies they were gonna get put down im going crazy

Charles Snyderman answered on Jun 26, 2014

I am so sorry to hear this. There are numerous websites that have steps to take. Here are some links, and I wish you good luck.

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Q: What to do if faulty search warrant is left in my apartment and my exotic pet is taken, whom I have a permit to own? DE

I have a Kinkajou, a lemur-like animal, for whom I have a permit to own in New Castle County, Delaware. An SPCA officer from Kent County came into my apartment and took my Kinkajou and gave him to the zoo. He told me that my permit is invalid and told me to donate him. When I got home to my... Read more »

Charles Snyderman answered on Jun 21, 2014

You say you went to 2 lawyers. Can you tell us what they said?

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Q: Found neglected dog 5 mons ago nursed back to health and old owner now took back and refuses to give it back to me.

I spent 1500dollars on this dog and fell in love since day one. Cop said I need to file civil court case and called the court and said were not giving you a case because you want someone else's dog. When I found her in my back yard ! She was walking on my frozen pond squatting. Peeing blood and I... Read more »

Charles Snyderman answered on Jun 20, 2014

This is a very difficult situation, as any dog lover knows. If you were asking whether the owner has to reimburse you for the money you spent, there's more facts that we would first have to discuss. Unfortunately, the owner does not lose ownership because you came to his dog's rescue.

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Q: i have pitbull puppies cant afford to get them first shotshowever they are fully de wormed how much can i sell them for?

i took the puppies to the vet they are fully dewormed but i cant afford the price for all of there first shots ..and unfortunately can not get papers for them i live in delaware i just would like to know whats the highest amount for them i rescued the pregnant mother did not know she was pregnant i... Read more »

Charles Snyderman answered on Jun 20, 2014

You are not asking a legal question. No lawyer can give an opinion on the price of a dog. If you have a legal question, please ask it.

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Q: I have a suspiscion that a contractor working on my home has stolen my dog

I have never indicated what -so-ever that he is to tend to my dog while working on my home while I amat work. He claims he let my dog out into our fenced in yard, and then left her out there for an hour or so. He claimed that she must have escaped under the fence. His story has a lot of holes and... Read more »

Charles Snyderman answered on Jun 8, 2014

Before calling the police without any evidence, have you considered trying to locate your dog using the microchip?

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