The dog wasn't on public road, but on the side of a private driveway, defecating. The driver was going too fast, was not paying attention, and hit and crushed her skull with his truck. My understanding is that my dog can be loose on private property. She did not run to, or in front of the truck.... Read more »
File a claim with their insurance company. You can claim for the financial loss, and also may have a claim for negligent infliction of emotional distress. I'd suggest you talk to a member of the NC Trial Lawyers Assn/Assn for Justice --- they focus their practice on these types of cases, and give...Read more »
There is a home near to me and they have several dogs in crates in their garage. They also have about 6 puppies that they put in their front yard in a small cage. I have never seen anyone spend time with any of the dogs. They do open the garage door occasionally and when they do the dogs... Read more »
No witness to which dog actually bit her. The other two dogs have been known to be aggressive in the past. My dog is being deemed dangerous but he was the one attacked. Im facing charges for the altercation and i would like to know what defenses i have against these charges and if the other party... Read more »
It would be best to get the discovery and meet with an attorney who can look over the discovery and provide you with the best idea for your defense. Dangerous dog charges are serious criminal charges that follow you and your dog. It’s best to talk to an attorney to protect you and your dog.
You can be criminally charged with Robbery (Penal Code section 211), or Larceny (Penal Code sections 484 & 487), depending on circumstances. You can also be sued for Trespass and Conversion, with an allegation of punitive damages. It's not your dog and you have no right to take him. If the dog...Read more »
officer stated that if the dog gets other complaint it will be impounded. The office filed a claim against my dog without any evidence. the question is can this event be removed from my dog records? all this happens in City and County of Denver
The record follows you, not your dog. Either way, it can’t be removed. He should be released back to you at the end of the 10 day quarantine. If you had charges filed against you, or you don’t get your dog back, you should call an animal attorney to help you.
I found a skinny, matted stray dog in Colorado. Reported it to every local shelter, posted on Facebook and NextDoor, but no one has claimed her. Can I claim her as mine legally? Is there a period of time I need to wait? I'm not a licensed rescue.
Since dogs are considered property in Colorado and there is no specific "abandoned dog" statute, we have to look at the statute for abandoned property. The statute of limitations to legally claim abandoned or lost property in CO is 5 years. Obviously that is a long time in the life of a dog! But,...Read more »
The situation I am in is compicated and horrible,two houses down and owners that used to be friends. the woman has serious emotional issues and got the horse so she can own one.The horse is only a possession, neither of them have any interest in the horse, so it stands there completely isolated in... Read more »
Hi, I am going through the process of trying to help a neglected horse. The poor thing is completely isolated and kept in a small fenced enclosure in the backyard. She is only given food, water and shelter with no other care that is crucial for a horses health and welfare. I will be submitting a... Read more »
Your books on best practices for horse care are irrelevant. The law does not impose a duty to provide the best care required for a horse to be healthy and happy. The law imposes a minimum standard. Those minimum standards are:
Horses must be provided with necessary food, drink and...Read more »
Boyfriend found a puppy while at work with no collar, no tags, and loaded him up in his work truck and brought him home! We have had him in our possession for 7 full days. We have looked for owners in neighborhood the puppy was found, looked for lost posters/signs as well as waited for someone to... Read more »
They are responsible for harm caused by their dog if they negligently controlled it. Has your dog been harmed? If you think you are entitled to payment, for what, exactly? Does your dog need a veterinarian? Or, do you want some money just because she is pregnant? How many puppies does the...Read more »
She keeps him in the garage all the time, fails to keep the puppies shots up to date, he is going to be 4 months soon and he is still on his second shot because they don’t have “money” to pay for it, doesn’t have time for it because she has two toddlers and STILL refuses to give him to... Read more »
You can make a report to Animal Control. Unless your sale agreement provides you with some authority to renege on the sale, you do not have the ability to take the dog back. ci.wasco.ca.us/city-departments/public-works/wasco-animal-shelter/
We were only supposed to keep her for a week or two, but it's been about 4 months with almost no contact from the original owner and now they want to take her back. I am really worried that it won't be good for her to go back to an owner she doesn't know, and just never see us or our other pets... Read more »
Unfortunately, no. If the owner never gave the dog to you and is now demanding him/her back, you are required by law to give the dog back. Now, you could always try to offer money to buy the dog from the original owner, but whether or not the owner will accept is up to that person.
If you could convince a Small Claims judge that the purchaser is in breach of the sales agreement, you can get a judgment for unpaid value of the sale, or return of the dog. If you sue, bring all evidence that of the sale, and of the payments made, of your your efforts to get full payment (emails,...Read more »
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