Likely not. If he is allowing the dog to get out and the dog bites someone, especially after having already shown a propensity for viciousness, then he could be found liable for any harm that the dog causes. It sounds like it might be worth it for you to talk to a lawyer about, especially if the...Read more »
The first thing to do is to read the county or city ordinances (depending on where you live) to find out about your remedies. If your local Sheriff’s Dept or city has an animal control division, call them and report the loose dogs and your fears. The video will be your best evidence.
In most states, you need what it called a "certificate of merit" to file a malpractice claim. Depending on the local rules, you can get it after you file the complaint, but there is a specific deadline by which you must file the certificate of merit. The certificate of merit requires...Read more »
If you have not already done so, contact your homeowner's insurance carrier to report the claim. The insurance company should defend the case and will employ a Mississippi lawyer to advise you on your liability.
They said "If you see this dog run it over I will pay you $50.00 and I will fill your gas tank up". This was after they admitted to shooting our puppy. This person has harrassed us, and our animals. Now two of our pets are dead, the father and the puppy of the father. We need help... Read more »
Ask the police. Dog was in the road so it's largely on you. Duty to stop is to people, or damage to property over whatever Ms. sets as the bar. A dog is valued at the market value, not the intrinsic value to you. Note however if the dog did damage to the car the driver may counterclaim for...Read more »
To answer your question, it depends upon whether the owner of the dog actually intended that the dog enter your property.
Shoot the dog, and you may get into more trouble than it's worth.
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