You should contact a local vet or the local humane society or animal shelter to scan for a microchip and to report that you found it. If there is no microchip there is a waiting period before you can legally adopt if you want to. Considering the current crisis the animal shelter would probably...Read more »
It sounds like you need to speak with a mental health professional about having the dog prescribed as an emotional support animal. They can be kept even if there is a no pets policy. As far as eviction, if you have openly had the dog for 3 years and the building staff knew there is a NYC law that...Read more »
My husband went to look at our dog at 4 days old . Decided what one and on a price . He freaked out two weeks ago saying we had to come get her bc of his living situation. Then he was getting help form the neighbors so all five puppies could now stay with the mother . I have reached out to him so... Read more »
My ex wife and I share custody of our two dogs, the dogs are a mother, daughter pair. The mother was mine before my ex and I started our relationship. Our 10 year relationship ended two years ago and due to my circumstances and schedule she has had the dogs for a majority of... Read more »
I had left my dog for a few minutes in my backyard with the gate closed. When I came back my landlord informed me that my dog had gotten out somehow and jumped in a random man. He wants to press legal charges. What can happen
If he was injured, he may sue you for his medical expenses. He can also ask that your dog be declared “dangerous”, which may impose restrictions on it. In a severe case of injury your dog could be euthanized.
A woman bought a puppy from me and a week later decided she didn't want her. I offered to buy her back and we met and she took off with the puppy. She now has me blocked and has listed puppy for sale. What can I do?
Here’s the thing, my sister has several problems with alcohol abuse, I care from other country and been here the last 3 months, the thing is that I’ve been taking care of the dog, feeding her, taking her for walks, etc, I’ve paid for everything this last 3 months, but according to my... Read more »
It appears that the dog legally belongs to your sister. But it depends upon how she got the dog and how long she has had it. If you feel it is being mistreated or neglected there are steps that you can take but there is no guarantee that you will be able to get ownership and it would take some time.
My parents are going through a nasty divorce and I want to move out of the house. I currently live with my mom. How can I take the dog with me, legally so she cannot say no? I believe that he is registered to me but what if he's not? My parents got him for me as a gift.
It sounds like you are the owner. See if you have records showing you as the registered owner. Vet bills, NYC license papers, bill of Sale etc. However, even without those documents, if it was a gift to you, it is yours. If you can get your parents to acknowledge it in writing you can avoid trouble...Read more »
I drove to pick a dog being given away due to not be able to take care of it anymore. Now being threathen wanting her back. Then calling me late night then writing apologies they were stress because of the family issues which has nothing to do with the dog or me and said can we be family. Now... Read more »
I am sure they will send you a bill in the mail. If you don't pay it they will most likely take further collection efforts. Further efforts after that may include hiring a collection agency, reporting it to the credit bureaus and possibly suing you to get a money judgment.
someone put a ad on craigslist due to losing her job she cant take care of the dog so i offered to care for it but now its been 2 months and she wont respond to anything when i ask her when is she coming to get the dog am i able to just keep the dog as my own now
Unfortunately, it is not simply a question of how long before you can claim ownership.
Since you agreed to care for her dog, you are considered a bailee under New York law similar to how an attended parking garage takes responsibility for a car. If you have a written agreement with a...Read more »
numerous pictures of the dogs, all over my property. Owners were asked numerous times to tie their dogs up. That didnt work so I had DEC go speak to them and they were given a warning. Didn't work, so DEC went back and issued a ticket. Didn't work, now DEC is telling me they cant do anything but... Read more »
This is a fairly common situation that I deal with. Although New York State recognizes pets as personal property, recent trends have been to determine what is best for all concerned when determining ownership and custody. What you have described is strong support for a judge to find in your favor...Read more »
I recently moved out of NY state, and have been traveling to transport the dog for the past 1.5 years via plane. Recently, my ex has asked (emailed) that I give full custody "because it is preventing them from finding true love, and is turned away by anyone they meet because of the 'abnormal'... Read more »
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