Animal / Dog Law Questions & Answers

Q: the pound took my cats and won't give them back

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Animal / Dog Law and Civil Rights for California on
Answered on Apr 8, 2019
Dale S. Gribow's answer
more info needed.

did you turn them into the pound or they forcefully took them from you?

what do they say is the reason?

Q: I recently ranaway, but my family took my dog and went to txs. I thought they were gonna keep him, but they gave him awa

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Oregon on
Answered on Apr 7, 2019
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...

Q: Can I get a ticket for someone else dogs if we live in the same house

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for California on
Answered on Apr 7, 2019
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...

Q: How can I get my dog back after my friend gave her to his girlfriend even though it was against our agreement?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Colorado on
Answered on Apr 7, 2019
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.

Q: Foster gave me a Dog w/o having me do paperwork. Now claims the dog is LMAS Property. Part 2

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Apr 6, 2019
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.

Q: Can animal control take my dogs from private property, impound them and charge me and preform surgery if I dont consent?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Contracts and Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Apr 3, 2019
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.

Q: Can my dog go outside to potty Frankfort Kentucky

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Apr 2, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
They can go outside to potty but probably should remain inside except for that. The lease does not preclude that.

Q: A store owner refused service and demanded I leave the store due to my bonafide service dog. What is this case worth?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Civil Litigation for California on
Answered on Apr 2, 2019
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...

Q: My ex gave me a dog as a Christmas present. We lived together with the dog for 3 years, He's claiming rights to her now.

3 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Colorado on
Answered on Apr 2, 2019
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.

Q: Just because you rv is not registered , do not give police permission to search

3 Answers | Asked in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Animal / Dog Law for California on
Answered on Apr 1, 2019
William John Light's answer
If your RV was parked illegally and towed, it can be searched.

Q: Can the new Landlord force us to have our pet fixed despite it not beingthe original lease in Kentucky?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Apr 1, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
No. Not until the lease expires. After it expires, he will probably only offer a new lease with that term, however.

Q: Foster gave me a Dog w/o having me do paperwork. Now claims the dog is LMAS Property.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Mar 30, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
Possession is 9/10 of the Paez. Don’t bring him back but do make sure he is neutered and chipped by your vet, has all his shots and is registered in your name.

Q: Can we be sued?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Adoption and Animal / Dog Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Mar 30, 2019
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.

Q: while walking our dog was bit by another lady's dog because she lost control of it. does she pay for vet bills for ours?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Animal / Dog Law for Texas on
Answered on Mar 28, 2019
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.

Q: Needing to get my dog back from someone that. CLAIMS it was given to him

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Mar 28, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
Get the dogs vet records showing you had ownership of him and take the police with you to retrieve him. You should also file a criminal complaint against him for theft.

Q: 6 mo after being approved to adopt my dog, the rescue group is now asking me to pay a fee or they're coming to get him.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Animal / Dog Law for Texas on
Answered on Mar 27, 2019
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...

Q: 2 labs playing off leash on private property in Pasco County. Neighbor complains, seeks Animal Control fine. Thoughts?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Florida on
Answered on Mar 26, 2019
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
If the local ordinance requires dogs to be "under control". normally voice command isn't sufficient.

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