my dogs were accused of a fatal dog vs dog attack. the 'witness' gave false statements to the officer which resulted in animal control 2 days later coming to my home, taking my dogs and forcing euthanasia. they had no paperwork, no warrant, no evidence. AC would not accompany me to talk with the... Read more »
Supposably there's been a hearing that was scheduled and never took place this lady told me she was a lawyer and she's going to help me and she said that she sent out a paper stating that if there was no hearing within 24 hours of the paper that was received by them that she said then he needed to... Read more »
If someone comes to me with a malnourished dog how can I get the person who neglected the dog in trouble yet not get his sons dog taken away? The son came to me with 1 of 5 puppies his father had. He found them dead in the back yard and only one alive. I want to call the cops or the humane society... Read more »
I pay vet bills/ buy food, etc. and on all documents at the vet l am listed as owner. Can he call police and force me to give him the dog? She is used as my ESA. I have a note from my doc stating she helps me with my anxiety. He claims l can go back if l get rid of my other dog and give him back... Read more »
The police likely won't get involved in what appears to be a civil dispute over ownership to property. If he wants the dog back, he could report it stolen. He can sue you in Small Claims for the value of the dog or its return, if he can prove ownership. The fact that you use the dog as your ESA...Read more »
My neighbors two houses up, called animal control because apparently my dog bit their chow. Animal control came to my house giving me a citation and was told the neighbors aren’t pressing charges, but then I received a letter with a vet bill and am being asked to reimburse them. Added note I have... Read more »
My abusive ex beat me if I didn’t listen to him and said I had to rehome my service dog. I finally got away from him and I need her back but the people won’t give her back. I still have her microchipped in my name can I get her back?
The title says your ex re homed the dog. The body suggests you rehomed the dog. If your ex did it, the question would be whether he had your express or implied authority, assuming you were the sole owner. If you re homed the dog, then you can't get it back. Any claims you have against your ex...Read more »
You can be criminally charged with Robbery (Penal Code section 211), or Larceny (Penal Code sections 484 & 487), depending on circumstances. You can also be sued for Trespass and Conversion, with an allegation of punitive damages. It's not your dog and you have no right to take him. If the dog...Read more »
The situation I am in is compicated and horrible,two houses down and owners that used to be friends. the woman has serious emotional issues and got the horse so she can own one.The horse is only a possession, neither of them have any interest in the horse, so it stands there completely isolated in... Read more »
Hi, I am going through the process of trying to help a neglected horse. The poor thing is completely isolated and kept in a small fenced enclosure in the backyard. She is only given food, water and shelter with no other care that is crucial for a horses health and welfare. I will be submitting a... Read more »
Your books on best practices for horse care are irrelevant. The law does not impose a duty to provide the best care required for a horse to be healthy and happy. The law imposes a minimum standard. Those minimum standards are:
Horses must be provided with necessary food, drink and...Read more »
They are responsible for harm caused by their dog if they negligently controlled it. Has your dog been harmed? If you think you are entitled to payment, for what, exactly? Does your dog need a veterinarian? Or, do you want some money just because she is pregnant? How many puppies does the...Read more »
She keeps him in the garage all the time, fails to keep the puppies shots up to date, he is going to be 4 months soon and he is still on his second shot because they don’t have “money” to pay for it, doesn’t have time for it because she has two toddlers and STILL refuses to give him to... Read more »
You can make a report to Animal Control. Unless your sale agreement provides you with some authority to renege on the sale, you do not have the ability to take the dog back. ci.wasco.ca.us/city-departments/public-works/wasco-animal-shelter/
If you could convince a Small Claims judge that the purchaser is in breach of the sales agreement, you can get a judgment for unpaid value of the sale, or return of the dog. If you sue, bring all evidence that of the sale, and of the payments made, of your your efforts to get full payment (emails,...Read more »
I adopted a cat in California in 2016. I moved to Oregon in 2018. My ex and I agreed that he would keep the cat but no transfer of ownership was made. Because my ex is shady and has tried to push his bills on me -even stole money from my account- am I legally responsible for the cat if he doesn’t... Read more »
It's his cat. You abandoned ownership or gave it to him. It is no longer yours. There is no formal "transfer of ownership" for a cat. If the cat was licensed and or chipped, you might consider contacting that entity and informing it of the new ownership.
My boyfriends sister abandoned her dog for a year and we began taking care of her and buying her leash and tag. We were given her microchip forms by the sister and now she is saying she wants the dog back. She said she has the forms such as shots and adoption, but the dog has been out of her care... Read more »
Emailed all local shelters , and posted advertisements in neighborhood and online to find him. At 5:00pm the same day he went missing I located him at the local SanDiegoHumaneSociety. They had closed , I was instructed to claim him the following day upon opening.
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