Joanne Reisman's answer There isn't an easy answer that someone can give you on the internet after just reading a short statement. On the one hand, if you have proof of ownership you might still have rights. On the other hand if you abandoned your dog that might amount to animal neglect and your family or your CPS worker giving your dog to someone who could care for the dog was actually doing you a big favor. You also have to think of the dog. The dog has the right to have a stable home with consistent care and...
William John Light's answer Unclear if you got a fine or a warning to vaccinate. If it's the former, you or an attorney will need to read the ordinance on which it is based. It might apply to property owners on which the dog is located, or just to dog owners. If it only applies to dog owners, you will need to go to court to fight it by proving that the dogs aren't yours. Frankly, that's a pretty easy defense to fabricate and I suspect that it won't be automatically believed. Your chances of success would go up...
Kristina M. Bergsten's answer Wow! I’m sorry to hear all of this! Unfortunately, the only proper and legal way to get your dog back is to take this woman to court. You could try to reach out to her to negotiate the return of the dog by re-purchasing her from this woman - but that would be the only way to get the dog back.
Timothy Denison's answer Do you have somewhere safe you can keep the dog that is not at your house? If so, you should move him there for safekeeping and so no one can take him from you until the ownership is established. I sincerely doubt that they will get a warrant, but if they do, the dog won’t be there. Don’t give them any information snd don’t talk to them about anything. Call Martha at my office and schedule an appointment on Monday.
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer The county animal control shelter is doing its job protecting the entire community, as well as helping your dogs stay alive. They have been given extensive powers in doing so, powers which cannot be overturned without expensive litigation. As a homeless person you first concern should be you; unless you find a suitable home you may not ever see your two dogs again.
William John Light's answer There no such thing as a "licensed" service dog. If you have a dog that is trained to provide a specific service to you, e.g., you are blind and it guides you, that is a service dog. Service dogs must be allowed anyplace that the general public is allowed. The storekeeper can ask you whether the animal is required due to disability and what it is trained to do.
Those protections do not apply to emotional support animals. An emotional support animal must alleviate one or more...
Kristina M. Bergsten's answer If he gave her to you, then she’s yours. The only way he can legally get her back and keep her is if he takes you to court and wins. If you have all other documents in your name then you will have a good chance at court if he takes you to court.
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer Sure; in America anyone can sue anybody for anything at any time (even without a lawyer in small claims court). Winning the lawsuit is another matter. Save all your receipts, text messages, emails and all other documents.
Daniel John Christensen's answer I am so sorry to hear about what happened with your dog. Assuming the other person's dog attacked yours for no reason at all, the other person can likely be held responsible for your vet bills. I wish you the best of luck. If you ever need assistance, feel free to call us at 512-888-9999.
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer News flash: Every pet adoption center, county dog pound, and pet rescue agency and all other similar places that handle pet adoptions charge a fee to cover their expenses, including rescuing expenses, care & feeding, neutering and spaying, vaccinations and other related expenses. Why? Because in most cases that is the only way they can stay in business. Bottom line: If your new dog is worth the fee they want, pay it; if not take the dog back to the adoption center and go find one to rescue...
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