Peter Munsing's answer I don't see it. They are required to secure fugitives. When you didn't come out you put yourself in that classification. If the dog was never unleashed they likely used the least intrusive alternative. Contact the Fla. civil liberties union to see if they have a different take.
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer If you don't want to spend the money, for either a fence or an attorney, and if animal control won't help, the only remaining option is to not let your children out of the house unaccompanied.
If I were you I would advise the neighbors that, if they continue to let the dogs into the front yard, I wouldn't be so careful to hit the brakes in the future.
Charles M. Baron's answer If it's truly a certified service dog that serves the girl, yes, she has the right to have such a dog at ANY weight. HOWEVER, service dogs are NEVER vicious! They are trained to be very tolerant of people and dogs. Therefore, sounds like there is fraud going on, and there should be a legally proper inquiry to verify the dog's status. There is plenty of material on-line on what constitutes a legally proper inquiry, but if you have trouble finding that out, set an appointment with an attorney...
Josh Corriveau's answer It really depends. Additional information is needed. For instance, is everything in writing? Sometimes issues like this can be resolved by an attorney sending a demand letter and without litigation.
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer If the animal was present in your house, you were aware that it was starving, and you did nothing, yes you can be charged with animal neglect. What the owner said he would do doesn't matter as much as what the dog needed.
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer If they were to sue you, they could only recover their damages. For a mongrel, with little or no monetary value, damages would be next to nothing. And no, you can't just refuse to give the dog back, assuming they had agreed you could keep it for a while but not own it. So your best course of action would be to demand that they sign it over to you in return for your "fostering" it.
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer Recoup YOUR money? It was a gift. If you mean the veterinary expenses, not in excess of the value of the puppy (what your friend paid for it). Even then, you would have to prove that the giving of the shots was negligent. I don't think you have a case.
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer Sure, you can leave the dog at the shelter or pound. By "fine them" do you mean sue them for your costs? Sure, but whether it would be worth the bother and expense is for you to decide.
Jonathan A. Klurfeld's answer A service animal is not a pet by definition, so you cannot be evicted for getting a service animal. But you are correct, they can simply not renew you in Feb 2019; so simply don't say anything as you could be done with that lease too before 18 months hits and it a non-issue,
Kevin John Mawn's answer If you believe a crime has occurred, you should contact the police and report the theft. However, in a criminal case, the State must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. The State may not be able to meet the burden of proof with these facts.
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer If "neighbor1" owns the dog, that person is entitled to the dog. If the dog has been mistreated, that is between the county animal control office and the neighbor.
if they cannot speak English well enough to find out if the dog is theirs, write them a letter or find a translator. Or take a picture of the dog and show it to them. But, bottom line, the dog is not yours.
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