The pit bull was a couple months old at the time and extremely starved with a stomach full of rope that took 4000$ surgery to remove it, since then almost a year later he is a beast of a dog in a happy home that weighs 150+ pounds and now the neglectful owner he bought him off says he wants the dog... Read more »
answered on Oct 1, 2020
If your buddy's dad can prove he paid for the dog (text messages, emails, social media messages + proof of payment -- if it was cash, he'll need the cash withdrawal receipt), then the police shouldn't get involved. The police likely won't get involved, anyway, especially if your... Read more »
I had my horse in the care of a local barn. A few weeks after I moved him their the barn manager left him and several others without water. Had I not been there to fill up the water buckets I believe that they all would have coliced as they would have been without water for over 12 hours. She also... Read more »
answered on Dec 13, 2019
You believe that your horse “deserves justice” because he’s hungry? If you have at least $10,000 to pay an attorney to work towards justice, you might have a case.
My father abused them also but it was only two dogs he did it to.
answered on May 8, 2018
Were you a minor? Are you a minor now? What's your claim to the dogs over your parents'? Generally speaking, pets are treated just like personal property under the law.
My roommate has three dogs and I have three dogs but they live on separate floors and don't go outside together so can we still get in trouble for having too many dogs?
answered on Mar 31, 2018
Read your lease and your town or city ordinances. There lies the answer.
Initially, dog chewed shoes and inserts. Shoes were wearable so the roommate didn't pay for those, but paid for inserts.
I then tried to hide a new pair of shoes, dog found them, chewed them. I accepted some responsibility and didn't ask for her to pay for it.
I had... Read more »
answered on Nov 15, 2017
It is the roommates responsibility to control her pets and any damage the dog does is her's to pay to repair or to replace. No if's, and's or but's about it.
I have an app on my phone that records all my phone calls. I've recently been harassed and threatened. Can I use those recorded calls in court even though I didn't have the other persons consent or knowledge of the call being recorded?
answered on Oct 25, 2017
Generally speaking so long as one person to a conversation has given permission, the call can be recorded. If recordings are legally obtained, so long as there is not another reason, the evidence is admissible.
I adopted a 7 week old puppy that got severely ill within 24 hours of adoption. I took him to my vet who admitted my pup to puppy hospital. I alerted the shelter right away that he was sick and admitted. The shelter said they would do whatever they could to make it right. They offered a settlement... Read more »
answered on Oct 25, 2017
It is improper and may even be a crime for someone to threaten to have someone put in jail over a disputed civil matter, such as an unpaid bill. In Polk County we refer to that as extortion. The contract you signed is what governs who should pay for what and when.
She is a purebred and ran off after getting bred by our male. We posted her on lost dogs Iowa, used social media, called local vets and sheriff reporting her lost. They don't want to give her back and are selling the puppies. What are my rights in getting my dog back?
answered on Oct 13, 2017
According to the law, the dog is property. The owner can sue in District Court for the dog to be returned, via a procedure commonly referred to as a replevin. Or in small claims court for the value of the dog. Or consider reporting it to the police and asking law enforcement to assist in obtaining... Read more »
Is a seven year old really responsible for the dogs' actions though?
answered on Oct 4, 2017
In which state did this happen? In which town or city? Let's assume for a minute that the seven year old boy is responsible. Then the boy's parents, if they have a homeowner's policy would likely by the one paying the bills, minus any deductible.
My neighbor ( who is a vet technician ) apparently found my dog. And instead of finding her owners she took her to her vet and got her shots and vaccinations. Without consent of the owner. My dog gets her collar off all the time so she didn't have it on when they found her. I just want to know... Read more »
answered on Aug 31, 2017
I fail to see how you are asking a serious question. First of all you admit the dog was running at-large, the dog was running without a collar and the dog had not been properly taken care of from a veterinarian standpoint. You are lucky the person who found it doesn't sue you to recover the... Read more »
Who pays for my hospital bill?
answered on Nov 2, 2016
It appears from where you posted this question the dog bite occurred somewhere in Iowa. Your medical bills may be covered by two insurance policies. The first, assuming you can identify the owner of the dog, would be the dog owner's homeowner's insurance policy. And if not, then perhaps... Read more »
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