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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Wrongful Death for Arkansas on

Q: If someone’s dog kills your dog can you take that dog to the pound

Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 11, 2018

No, you must call the dog warden or police--depends on your state and township as to how dog cases are handled.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Car Accidents for Arkansas on

Q: My dog got hit no leash law am I responsible for repairs of the car? Lady was on her cell phone

We live in Arkansas there is no leash law for dogs a lady was speeding down our road on her cell phone with no shoes my dog was chasing a weenie dog across the street my husband went after him my dog was trotting back across the street when this lady plows into him my husband tried to flag her down... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 31, 2017

Turn it over to your insurance company. You are each partially at fault.She should have been looking and wasn't . You have a duty whatever animal it is to keep it off the roadway. Which means stop it from getting on the roadway in the first place.

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Criminal Law for Arkansas on

Q: Is killing a K9 dog a felony and considered murder?

If purposely causing the death of a police K9 can you be charged with murder in Arkansas

Adam Joseph Childers answered on Aug 4, 2017

Purposefully killing a Law Enforcement K9 is considered a Class D felony under Arkansas Code 5-54-126.

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Car Accidents for Arkansas on

Q: My dog was hit in my yard by a car I do have video what can I do

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 11, 2016

You can make a claim against the driver for vet bills (assuming the driver wasn't authorized to be on your yard).

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Arkansas on

Q: In the state of arkansas how many days/hrs is animal control required to hold your animal [dog] before adopting it out?

Currently dealing with animal control regarding them adopting my 5 year old yorkie out after we contacted them several times letting them know we were trying to obtain the outrageous amount of money they were asking for. I believe they adopted him out early, because they are trying to claim my... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Sep 3, 2015

Read the local ordinances.

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