I have vet records in my name. The original owner got incarnated and his girlfriend is who gave me the dog. Legally what can they do to get the dog back do they have any rights ? Thanks
answered on Dec 21, 2022
If the dog was not the property of the girlfriend, she had no legal right to give it away without authorization and consent of the incarcerated owner. If the incarcerated owner gave her that consent, then that's a different matter. A person (you) who receives a gift or even purchases... Read more »
The business is not yet registered in MD. Will this fact affect her case?
answered on Nov 13, 2022
Probably not. Not all businesses need to be registered to do business in Maryland. The dog bite claim may be treated independently from the dog walking contract. Not enough facts to evaluate. However, if the dog walking business is a party to the suit, and if it is required to be registered to do... Read more »
He wants to get the dog when he has a stable place to live. How long can he leave her with me until I can assume ownership. I have paid for all her food and provided all her care.
answered on Oct 21, 2022
Dogs are considered personal property under Maryland law. The owner of the dog is the person that purchased the dog. Personal property can be abandoned, but in this case, he has indicated that he intends to retrieve the dog which indicates he is not abandoning the dog.
As the owner of the... Read more »
Lost dog was found on N. Carolina interstate. Friend brought dog to Maryland as they were returning from a trip. Attempts were made to find owner via lost dog webpages in the county that the dog was found. I took dog to animal shelter in MD and found out it was chipped and the owners were contacted... Read more »
answered on Oct 3, 2022
When the owners' failure to come get the dog meets the legal definition of abandonment. Abandonment requires the intentional giving up of ownership. Intent can be express ("I no longer want the dog, you can have it"), or implied through conduct (e.g., refusal to respond to... Read more »
answered on Jun 27, 2022
Dogs are considered personal property under the law. The owner of the dog is the purchaser. Evidence could include the name on the bill of sale, the name listed on the veterinarian's records, etc. Courts do not get involved in "visitation" issues for pets.
Who’s responsible if the dog scares a neighbor walking by? Am I responsible for the unleashed dog leaving my property or is the other dog owner responsible. There was no attack but I’m being threatened that I’m responsible for unleashed dog leaving my property
answered on Jan 21, 2022
Who is threatening you? Animal Control officers? They do not threaten, they issue warnings and citations. You cannot have unleashed dogs (yours or others under your supervision) running loose off your property or having unwanted contact with others. If you took responsibility to watch and... Read more »
Dogs get run. Didn’t hurt anyone, didn’t bark. Just run through the neighbor’s yard to the forest. No intention from the owner. “Nice” Neighbour opened cases “dogs at large”, “dogs trespassing”. Surprisingly, maximum penalty for dogs running at large in MD is 30 days jail for the... Read more »
answered on Jan 20, 2022
I seriously doubt you would receive jail time for this. You may want to retain counsel to get the best possible result.
but she was never gifted the dog or paid a dime towards food or vet expenses he gave me ownership through the vet when he found out she tried to rehome the dog many of times and had me caring for dog die to her living conditions now she’s wanting the dog and saying the dog is her emotional... Read more »
answered on Jan 11, 2022
If the dog was purchased/acquired during the marriage, and was not a gift made just to the husband, then the dog would be marital property. He would not be the sole owner. However, you are claiming he made a gift of the dog to you. Whether a court would uphold a gift made by one joint owner of a... Read more »
answered on Dec 25, 2021
Each county and incorporated town or city has its owm local code or ordinances governng this issue. In Baltimore County, if you have more than three dogs, you are required to obtain a holding facility or kennel license. To find out if you are zoned for a holding facility or kennel license, please... Read more »
My sister's Fiance died on Monday and he had this dog before they even met but they were together for a little over a year and living together for about 4 months when he died his parents are to fragile to handle the dog and told her she should keep him on Friday a friend of his said he is... Read more »
answered on Sep 12, 2021
The dog is personal property under the law. Personal property of a deceased person belongs to the deceased person's estate. When someone dies without a will, the law of intestate succession applies to determine the legal heirs entitled to inherit the estate assets. An unmarried person... Read more »
My dog went out my door and went missing for a couple of hours. Later animal control got a hold of my dog. I took my dog out a week later since I couldn't pay for the fees at the time. I went to go get my dog this Tuesday and they told me that she hasn't eaten in those days. My dog was 5... Read more »
answered on Jul 3, 2021
You have to prove that the shelter had a duty to care for your dog, breached that duty of care in some way, and that breach of care directly resulted in your dog's death. You have articulated no facts to support how or what caused your dog's death. How do you know your dog did not eat... Read more »
On side of my face
answered on Jun 15, 2021
Without more details and facts, your question cannot be answered. Did somebody own the snake as a pet, and negligently allowed it to escape or come into contact with you? Was the market inside a retail building, or open air? Encounters with wild animals in public spaces, and even on private... Read more »
While moving out took the dogs paperwork. I have paid most of dogs bills and have been primary caregiver.
answered on Jun 14, 2021
How was the dog acquired, who was present when it was acquired, was there a contract/adoption agreement, whose name in on the paperwork, did money exchange hands, who paid, were the two of you already living together at the time or if not with whom did the dog reside before you two began living... Read more »
The resident has entered my property on multiple occassions and my Ring camera captured the incidents. The residents (a female, young male and older male), come to my property at different times. The footage I have shows the dog walking along the side of my house (almost on the bricks) from my... Read more »
answered on May 21, 2021
Serve them a written notice not to come onto your property or you will have them charged with trespassing. You do not need a lawyer for this.
answered on Apr 21, 2021
There are leash laws, and laws requiring pet owners clean up after their dog. These are usually county or municipal infractions under local code. So, if you witness the incident and can identify the pet owner, you can report it to the police or local Animal Control. As far as trespassing, you... Read more »
answered on Apr 2, 2021
Did your dog bite someone? If so, and if the person either is filing a claim for personal injuries or called the police/animal control, then you need to respond to both. The county code generally controls the determination of whether a dog is dangerous or not, and most counties have a two-bite or... Read more »
I live under 50/50 custody between my mom and my dad, and the living situation at my dad's house is less than ideal. If I go to live at my mom's house, I would want to take the cat with me, who is my pet in every way except on paper, as I technically cannot own anything as a minor. I... Read more »
answered on Feb 3, 2021
Most judges would direct the cat go with the minor child's primary household, but legal title on ownership papers may still be argued. I cannot imagine any parent will receive any good consideration from a judge in a custody dispute by spitefully holding their minor child's pet hostage... Read more »
answered on Jan 28, 2021
You take the dog to the vet and have the vet give the dog all its shots, then provide you with the statement of the bill detailing all the vaccines administered. It will cot you $200-$400, depending on the vet. If you know of a way to confirm from some other vet that the dog already was given its... Read more »
Bf cleans litterbox most often, buys the food often, and feeds the cat most often. In Maryland. Gf moving to out of country.
answered on Nov 27, 2020
If there is proof of the gift (card, text message, Facebook post), then the answer is boyfriend. If there is no proof of the gift, then the answer is girlfriend.
They abandone la his puppy for over 1 month and sudden they want the puppy back what should I do after I spend in vet care meds food and Carr for this puppy and no one claimed him this long
answered on Nov 11, 2020
The person claiming property was abandoned has the burden of proof to present evidence of abandonment and persuade the judge of that fact. Just because you find a puppy or any other item does not mean it was abandoned. It may have been mislaid, lost, or neglectfully left on its own, without any... Read more »
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