The animal cruelty statute in Utah Code Ann. sec. 76-9-301 states that "a person is guilty of cruelty to an animal if the person . . . intentionally, knowingly, recklessly, or with criminal negligence . . . injures an animal [or] abandons an animal." The animal cruelty statute requires abandonment...Read more »
My grandmother asked me to dog sit for her for two weeks while she’s moving. I let my landlord know out of decency and he told me it was okay. He has a father that is very controlling and isn’t the landlord and told him to tell me I can’t dog sit at my apartment. I went to speak to him and he... Read more »
Yes, she can sue you for her injury, even if she was on your property. A court would determine the extent to which you might be liable. If she does sue you, then report it to your homeowner insurance company. You might offer to pay her medical bills to avoid litigation.
I have three dogs one is documented as my emotional support animal by my doctor of several years. Am I required to inform potential landlords that I have an ESA before I apply to be a tenant ? The rental property I am interested in has a two pet policy, although I have three dogs one is ESA.... Read more »
Probably not. There are a few limited exceptions to the Fair Housing Act but, unless one of the exceptions applies, the ESA is not considered a pet and therefore should not affect your ability to have two pets.
If you were my client I would advise you to tell the landlord up front that you...Read more »
I’m unclear as to where you live. If you live out of CO, there is really no reason to rehome the dog. I would recommend behavioral therapy so you can keep the dog. Even if you live in CO, rejoining the dog prior to the court date will NOT make the criminal charges go away, so if that is the...Read more »
so far the plea deal is one year in jail but they are talking about restitution and vet bills that is what they are seeking they didn't mention jail time except for the first court appearance it's been going on since September 2018
I have a neighbor that has fed my dogs many times and has been caught doing so, and we have approached him multiple times and he denies doing it though we have caught and approached him in the act! He has made both of our dog extremely sick, and almost killed one when she was younger. The first... Read more »
A pet owner could file a complaint with the local police department for animal cruelty. Utah Code Ann. sec. 76-9-301 states that "a person is guilty of cruelty to an animal if the person . . . intentionally, knowingly, recklessly, or with criminal negligence . . . injures an animal."...Read more »
Noise laws are generally governed by city and county ordinances rather than state law. Under the state statute in Utah Code Ann. § 76-9-102A, a person is guilty of disorderly conduct if the person "makes unreasonable noises in a private place which can be heard in a public place." If the noise...Read more »
I strongly recommend you go to your Justice of the Peace and file a claim for "Conversion" against both husband and wife. The Justice of the Peace will have forms for you. In your claim, assert what the price for that kind of purebred dog is and ask for "Specific Performance" by return of the dog.
I am the owner on all the paperwork and receipt of sale.I have been diagnosed with PTSD.Do I have no rights because the police officer pretty much said I didn’t!!My anxiety is through the roof!!!Help please!
2 weeks ago my aunt called me and told me that the cop was at her house saying my dog and some other dog were wondering town and apparently bit another dog. I told my aunt there is no way it was my dog. I then asked to talk to the officer and he told me that someone needed to come get my dog... Read more »
We got the dog a month ago, put a lot of time & money into his rehoming. We didn't sign anything when we rehomed him, now the owner is claiming it wasn't in the persons name who sold it to us & that they want him back. The person who sold him said it was her teenage daughters dog & that the dog... Read more »
Your question is tagged in MI, but is posted in CA. If you are in MI, talk to a MI attorney.
If the parent gave you the dog, then it's probably yours. In reality, the dog probably belonged to the parent. If you are sympathetic to the ownership of the teenager, then tell them that you...Read more »
My friend got kicked out of her house and had to go live in a motel roomshe took her other big dog with her which is a great Pyrenees and she took her puppy and 2cats and kittens to the motel room with her but asked me if I could keep her bull massive because it doesn't get along with the great... Read more »
My dogs are spoiled. Are their any laws to make people stay off your property. Can i get a restraining order on her? I rescue cats and feed strays so theirs a few outside my house now she’s telling me I have a animal problem and taking pictures of my car?? Do I have any rights against this crazy... Read more »
If she is trespassing, call the police and get a restraining order. If you are attracting strays to your home and neighborhood, you might be creating a nuisance, and she might be able to get a restraining order against you.
I had a kitten that just passed away this morning after being sent home the day before as if the kitten would be okay without being hospitalized? I went to the vet so that thwy could administer the appropriate care to save her life but the veterinarian did not sufficiently treat the kitten who they... Read more »
Probably not. You would need to prove the veterinarian recklessly treated your kitten, and even so, your recovery would be limited to the "value" of the kitten. Without knowing more, it is difficult to assess.
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