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Q: is there anyone willing to take on a CT state trooper?

A few years ago (may be to late) a CT State trooper in uniform off of his shift arrived at my home and tried to steal a dog from me that his friend wanted. This friend and he made up a story about animal abuse which was unfounded. In the end he stole my horse who I had owned for almost 20 years. He... Read more »

Sally A. Roberts answered on Oct 8, 2016

Before addressing the merits you first need to tell us the date of the incident(s) so that we could determine whether the statute of limitations is an issue.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Contracts for Connecticut on

Q: Misdiagnosis from a veternarian that would have been a simple $1700 ended up as a $6800 surgery, can I get compensated

I suspected a foreign body obstruction in my dog on a Saturday and was told by the ER VET it was probably not a foreign body, the hospital decided an MRI was not necessary but took x-rays on SATURDAY. These x-rays were reviewed by another Dr. on the same day and they confirmed an obstruction but I... Read more »

Sally A. Roberts answered on Aug 22, 2016

The problem will be getting someone to take the case, because of damages. You might want to address this directly with the Vet.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Connecticut on

Q: Neighbor's cat moved in, neighbor wants the cat back. Cat doesn't want to go back.

Neighbor's cat stopped by my apartment a few months ago. We left the door open and she was free to come and go as she pleased. She stayed overnight multiple times. The neighbor asked for her back. We tried to get her to go but every time she left she would come back a few hours later. Even if we... Read more »

Sally A. Roberts answered on Aug 14, 2016

:Legally the cat belongs to your neighbor. Best to not allow the cat to visit so the cat does not get used to staying at your place.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Landlord - Tenant for Connecticut on

Q: I have dogs and they are on the lease can my landlord force me to get rid of my dog for a one time incadent

Sally A. Roberts answered on Aug 14, 2016

What is the current language on the lease? It seems to me it is foreseeable that a tenant's dog might bite someone so it likely is covered in the language of the leas.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Connecticut on

Q: Service Dog stolen


I am doing this to help my friend, a disabled vet whose service dog was stolen when he was very ill in the hospital. This is in Connecticut. We know where the dog is but she refuses to give him back. Can you help in any way? It's been over a year now since he was taken. We gave only... Read more »

Sally A. Roberts answered on Aug 14, 2016

Have you filed a complaint with the police? It is stolen property and you want the property - service dog back. Filling charges with the police would put pressure on the person who stole the dog..

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Connecticut on

Q: My Cousins little dog is currently at the Pound in quarenteen after begin bitten by a cyote.What legal rights do we

have to get the dog injured dog back before 3 months? The dog is not up to date on her rabies vaccine.

Sally A. Roberts answered on Aug 13, 2016

Contact the Health Department in your town. Also the town's animal control officer.

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Connecticut on

Q: Hello - State of CT. in 2013 my dog purportedly bit someone. Victim in 2016 filing a claim - statute of limitations?

The person did file a claim in 2014 against my then husband - he never appeared in court. This week my daughter was served papers - saying she was the owner or keeper of the dog. She did not provide housing or food for dog. She was home from college during the summer and is the one that answered... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 9, 2016

Two year statute of limitations. She is covered by your homeowners at the time. She needs to talk to a) the insurance company b) the lawyer who the insurance hired to represent your husband. The dog statute makes the owner liable. She wouldn't be liable anyway, though if she was dogsitting they... Read more »

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