A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. As a general matter, the answer is yes. Pesticide or herbicide application in many jurisdictions requires certain safety protocols, sometimes involving a certified applicator license (depending on substance and...View More
This dog has attacked its own drug and booze laden owners. Its a threat to my daughter and all of the other kids around here. No one can outside in their own yard without it barking non stop. Ive told them to handle it or i will. My kitten got out and is now gone for good because of this dog.
Generally, the best option in this situation is to start by contacting the appropriate government authority, such as animal control. Trying to take matters into your own hands could potentially result in civil claims and/or criminal charges. If you have questions about your specific legal rights...View More
Neighbors dog got loose attacked my dog while I was walking him at the edge of my yard and caused me to fall and break my leg in two places. In NC is my neighbor liable for my medical bills & lost wages?
In North Carolina, the owner of a dog that injures a person could be liable for the injured party's "damages," such as medical bills. However, there are several types of law that could be at play, and each one is a bit different. For example, the general rule under North Carolina...View More
Laws on animal confiscation due to abuse or neglect vary by jurisdiction. Generally, authorities can take animals they believe are being abused or neglected, but they must adhere to legal procedures, which often require a warrant or court order.
My landlord does not restrict breeds of dogs. They do require pet owners to fill out a pet profile and the dog goes through 'screening' to ensure it is safe. But I was still bitten by a pitbull in the complex. Can I sue my landlord for allowing an aggressive breed in the community even... View More
North Carolina. No case pending. I was bitten by a dog while working Saturday in a woman’s yard, I’m a pest control technician. I didn’t require hospital attention but was bleeding and definitely still sore. I didn’t do workman’s comp because I felt at the time it wasn’t that bad. Well... View More
You have a claim against the dog owner for negligence and strict liability. Most homeowners insurance policies nowadays do not cover animal attacks unless the insured has purchased an animal attack insurance rider. Contact a North Carolina personal injury attorney for representation to get out a...View More
My friend was giving his dog away, he is going through a lot of emotional stuff. His home when I took the dog was disgusting. I took this dog to get his shots, checkup and have bathed this dog myself as well as going to PetSmart. He has acclimated to my home and is in training. Now this friend... View More
If he gave you the dog then it’s yours. Hopefully you have text messages or something of this gift, otherwise it might be possible he could take the dog back. But he’d have to sue you in court and win and it sounds like he doesn’t really have the bandwidth to do that.
My nephew asked a friend to watch his dog while he looks for a new place. He has been sending money for the care of the dog. While away for a weekend the mother of the friend went into his home and took the dog. They are refusing to give it back. The dog is registered and microchipped. We have gone... View More
Depends on the local municipal code, but given the facts that you stated, yes it is likely that your neighbor would be responsible for all damage to your property (dog). I would suggest pressing criminal charges, as that is the best way to actually recover money in NC.
My sister and I were walking my dog on the sidewalk past a house and their dog breaks through the door and runs at me and my sister. Are we able to stop the dog by physical means if it runs at us and is acting aggressive? I dont want to hurt the dog but if it stops me, my sister and dog safe I will... View More
I would have to read the municipal codes for Raleigh to know for sure, but as a general rule, you are allowed to defend yourself if you reasonably feel threatened. My strong suspicion is that you would be fine as long as you could reasonably claim you were defending yourself, sister, or your dog.
My dog got loose one day and ran at my neighbor barking. He didn't touch the guy and I got him under control quickly. My neighbor said next time it happens he will kill my dog. I now muzzle my dog any time we go outside. If he gets loose again can the neighbor legally hurt/kill him if he is... View More
Your local municipal law will likely govern what your responsibilities are regarding your animal. But frequently after a certain time animals must be kept on a leash and if the dog is on your neighbors property he may be able to shoot it claiming self defense. This claim will be hurt by the fact...View More
I have not neglected or harmed my dog in any way, ever! My mom wants to try to "control" me so to speak, she is willing to go to the fullest extent with this. Even if it does mean taking me to court. What legal standing does she have if she were to go through with suing me for custody?
This is semantics, but you can't sue someone for "custody" of a dog, but instead she could bring a small claims court action seeking the return of personal property (the dog). It is easy to get into small claims court, so I don't see any standing defenses being an issue here....View More
The puppy is up to date on vaccinations, rabies shot, and heartworm and ticks meds. It is a mixed breed, but I am not sure of the exact mix and the vet could not tell me. I highly believe he is mixed with American pit bull.
There's no reason why you can't give a dog away to another good home. If there are restrictions on breeds where the person who is going to accept the dog lives, that would be their responsibility/liability. But, because the dog ends up being the victim in those sorts of situations, it...View More
This is a tough question. A person can shoot a dog for attacking his livestock. A person can shoot a wild animal for eating his crops. I've never encountered this particular situation before. I would argue that shooting your livestock for eating from a personal vegetable garden is not legal...View More
Not necessarily. If your ex hasn’t said anything, he could come back to get the dog at really any time. If you to settle the matter now, you can offer to buy the dog from him. If you get an agreement make sure you get it in writing!
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