My dad ask him if he did it and he admitted it,even told him where he took it to have it done. He sign papers at the vet stating he owned the cat and was responsible for it. We are from Kentucky and were visiting my parents in elwood in.
Presumably, the trap was set on the neighbor's property so the cat could not have been trapped unless it was out of your control, on the neighbor's property. If your father's neighbor does this routinely, to decrease the surplus population of feral cats, it is commendable that he...Read more »
Never checked his rearview mirror! I'm in Indiana. And if he would of stopped and i would have know sooner i may have been able to save him. 20 mins after he was hit i found him suffering in pain. This guy and his wife speed on all the streets in my little town constantly. Before this event we... Read more »
In Indiana, it is illegal to leave the scene of an accident with a domesticated animal before you call the pet's owner or animal control. As a dog lover, I feel your pain. That said, if the driver had lost control while taking evasive action, you would be responsible for all property damage...Read more »
My dog was attacked we emptied our bank account to pay the bill because the owner of the other dogs couldn't pay upfront. I got a fundraiser to help us in our time of need. Now she feels she doesn't have to cover the full amount. Is she still entitled to pay the full amount?
To be "entitled" is to have the right. She has the "right" to pay but NOT the obligation. The fundraiser collected money for the dog's vet bills. That money MUST be used to pay the vet. She is obligated to pay ONLY the shortfall between what you raised and what you...Read more »
A lot of puppies for sale online are scams. Your situation is, unfortunately, very common. You will have to sue this person - if you can find him/her - in Florida to get your money back. You might be able to call the local sheriff's office to report the crime, but that would mean you would...Read more »
No, you are legally the owner. If this is a concern of yours, you should make sure your dog is licensed and microchipped in your name in case she tries to remove the dog without your knowledge and permission.
I recovered 4 bodies, the other 4 are missing, presumed dead. I kept the dogs safe until owners could claim them. I have several photos of my flock pre attack, post attack, and of the dogs as well as piles of feathers in our yard. The owner offered no compensation, even when I asked. We... Read more »
Most likely you have a claim for the value of the animals. Indiana likely has a small claims court option for you. I recommend looking into small claims courts in your area. This will be an inexpensive and relatively fast option for you to find some recovery.
My daughter opened the front door when her friend came over and our dog almost ran out the house. The adult who was dropping off my daughter's friend grabbed the dog's collar to stop her getting out and apparently the dog bit her. The woman left and did not say she was bitten until almost... Read more »
I can only answer your question with certainty based on Utah law, but in most states yes, you are strictly liable for the actions of your dog. Strict liability means that regardless of fault by you, or any knowledge that your pet might bite someone, by simply owning a pet you are responsible for...Read more »
I never had my property surveyed, but there is a survey marker across the alley and all the lots on this part of town are all the same size, so that should be enough to clearly define my property line.
My neighbor has built two parallel fences that connect up to my fence crossing my... Read more »
You can sue for Trespass Damages. But you have a Boundary Line Dispute. You will probably need to get a Survey done, where the Surveyor knows he will be testifying in Court. If you do nothing, then you will acquiesce to the new Boundary. Both property owners now have clouds on their Titles.
I live in a shared homes area, and I've been told by the people that share a home with this one person have heard him yell and throw his dog at the wall, which is then followed by yelps from the dog. I've also seen the dog being carried in ways that could hurt him. The owner also lets the... Read more »
An emotional support animal is not the same as a service animal. Indiana law recognizes that service animals are not pets and therefore are not subject to 'no pets rules' or 'pet deposits.' However, as previously stated, an emotional support animal is NOT a service animal and...Read more »
Yes, you can include the landlord. Whether or not you will be able to recover against the landlord is another matter. You will have to show that the landlord was somehow negligent in renting to these tenants that allowed their dangerous animals to roam around or intentionally allowed these dogs to...Read more »
Dog was found in an alley last night. Dog was posted to various social media sites and someone is claiming it is theirs. We have other information that makes their claim seem illegitimate. I want to make sure this dog goes to either the rightful owner or stays in my possession until I am legally... Read more »
It's not unreasonable to request records of ownership, like vet records or vaccination schedules, from an owner when you have found a lost dog. Just be aware that if that is indeed the true owner and you're withholding their property, the dog, you could have negative legal consequences if...Read more »
Someone let both my neighbors and our dogs out the same night. We discovered they were missing the gate open no later than 10 minutes. Dogs have seldom gotten lose in 10 years. The man who hit our dog never came to us, but another neighbor took him to the emergency vet, and they ran his chip and... Read more »
These dogs were stated as being lost by the owner when the attack occurred. However, just a few days later my brother saw the dogs again after the owner stated that they were home. Also, some of the neighbors of the dogs complained saying that the owners do not control their dogs and frequently let... Read more »
There is no straightforward answer to this question. Shooting a dog is generally considered animal cruelty. If you are being attacked by the dog or the dog is attacking another person, you may be justified in shooting the dog. It is a defense to a criminal charge of animal cruelty to shoot the dog...Read more »
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