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Q: My dog grooming business is being sued for injury to a dog. Part of their claim is for emotional trauma. This possible?

Adam Studnicki answered on Jul 2, 2015

Generally speaking, animals are considered property in Arizona and damage to property generally does not include emotional trauma. Turn it over to your business insurance to handle.

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Q: My family and i left for a vacation to california we left our dog with my neighbor (she offered) by the 2nd day i get a

Call tellin me my dog got hit by a car and didnt survive she said she paid and she hasnt paid. What can i do?

Adam Studnicki answered on Jun 12, 2015

Sorry for your loss.

It's possible her homeowner's (or renter's) liability insurance would cover it. Ask her to make a claim on her policy if she has insurance.

Also, depending on the value of your dog, you can sue in small claims court.

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Q: My 5 month old dog went missing. Two young boys removed her tags, but left her collor on and sold her. I have her again

We were able to find the boys, get her tags back from the dad, buy her back from the person she was sold to. Them knowingly removing her tags, where do i stand legally?

Adam Studnicki answered on Jun 3, 2015

The parents of the boys are likely responsible for the damages their boys caused to you. There is a chance their homeowner's (or renter's) liability insurance policy might cover it. You can also file a police report.

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Q: My tenant has a dog that is aggressive. What can I do?

Adam Studnicki answered on May 29, 2015

Your tenant is probably primarily liable. However, anyone can be sued. So make sure you have a good insurance liability policy that covers you.

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Q: My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: Arizona

Our good friends did us the favor of watching our dog while we are on our honeymoon. I got a call this morning saying our dog attacked their dog. They have 5 dogs in the house. Something just doesn't add up to me. My dog has never had any issues with violence before. He does very well with... Read more »

Adam Studnicki answered on May 29, 2015

Generally speaking, in Arizona, dog owners are liable when their dog bites and causes damage, unless it can be proved the dog was provoked. Be well.

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