Connecticut Animal / Dog Law Questions & Answers

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

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Animal / Dog Law, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Connecticut on
Answered on Oct 8, 2016
Sally A. Roberts' answer
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.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Contracts for Connecticut on
Answered on Aug 22, 2016
Sally A. Roberts' answer
The problem will be getting someone to take the case, because of damages. You might want to address this directly with the Vet.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Aug 14, 2016
Sally A. Roberts' answer
: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.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Landlord - Tenant for Connecticut on
Answered on Aug 14, 2016
Sally A. Roberts' answer
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.

Q: Service Dog stolen

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Aug 14, 2016
Sally A. Roberts' answer
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..

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

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Connecticut on
Answered on Aug 13, 2016
Sally A. Roberts' answer
Contact the Health Department in your town. Also the town's animal control officer.

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

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Answered on Aug 9, 2016
Peter N. Munsing's answer
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 could name her.

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