Delaware Animal / Dog Law Questions & Answers

Q: My neighbor fell and fractured her pelvis because my dog jumped up on her. I've offered to pay her medical bills.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Delaware on
Answered on Mar 10, 2016
Mr. Michael O. Stevens' answer
Unless you get a release from her when you pay, yes she can. You are better off turning this over to your homeowner's or renter's insurance company to handle so they can pay the bills and make sure you are released from further responsibility after they pay her.

Q: We've already spent money taking the cat to the veterinarian etc. It was given to us why should we give it back?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Criminal Law for Delaware on
Answered on Aug 21, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Well then, do not give the cat back and see what happens.

Q: A person gave me a cat because they couldn't keep it. Then started harassing us for it back. What can be done?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Communications Law and Criminal Law for Delaware on
Answered on Aug 21, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
So, what will happen if you give the cat back and stay completely away from the people?

Q: A lady who's working with the police is telling me to take my dog out of the house because my sister Can she do that?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Delaware on
Answered on Jul 31, 2014
Michael L. Sensor Esq.'s answer
Something is missing from your question. Because your sister.... what? Please rephrase and I will attempt to answer.

Q: Do I have a law suit ? more details below please help me

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Delaware on
Answered on Jul 2, 2014
Charles Snyderman's answer
You don't say exactly who you mean by referring to "animal control." However, assuming the organization you want to sue does not have immunity from suit, you need to know that under Delaware law you cannot recover money damages for emotional turmoil that you have suffered due to an illness to your dog,

Q: my dog was stolen from my yard what can i do?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Delaware on
Answered on Jun 26, 2014
Charles Snyderman's answer
I am so sorry to hear this. There are numerous websites that have steps to take. Here are some links, and I wish you good luck.

http://www.cesarsway.com/training/leadership/What-to-Do-if-Your-Dog-Goes-Missing

http://www.gingerspetrescue.org/index_lost_ifstolen.asp

Q: What to do if faulty search warrant is left in my apartment and my exotic pet is taken, whom I have a permit to own? DE

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Delaware on
Answered on Jun 21, 2014
Charles Snyderman's answer
You say you went to 2 lawyers. Can you tell us what they said?

Q: Found neglected dog 5 mons ago nursed back to health and old owner now took back and refuses to give it back to me.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Delaware on
Answered on Jun 20, 2014
Charles Snyderman's answer
This is a very difficult situation, as any dog lover knows. If you were asking whether the owner has to reimburse you for the money you spent, there's more facts that we would first have to discuss. Unfortunately, the owner does not lose ownership because you came to his dog's rescue.

Q: i have pitbull puppies cant afford to get them first shotshowever they are fully de wormed how much can i sell them for?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Delaware on
Answered on Jun 20, 2014
Charles Snyderman's answer
You are not asking a legal question. No lawyer can give an opinion on the price of a dog. If you have a legal question, please ask it.

Q: I have a suspiscion that a contractor working on my home has stolen my dog

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Delaware on
Answered on Jun 8, 2014
Charles Snyderman's answer
Before calling the police without any evidence, have you considered trying to locate your dog using the microchip?

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