Georgia Animal / Dog Law Questions & Answers

Q: My daughter was bitten by a dog at her job in a boarding kennel by an aggressive dog that is forbidden.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Answered on Oct 2, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Contact a member of the Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn who handles workers comp in the county where it happened--they give free consults and can best advise your daughter of her rights.

Q: Recently charged with four counts of nuisance animal and harsh penalties have been applied to where I can't have animals

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Animal / Dog Law for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 11, 2018
David Edward Boyle's answer
Any penalty imposed would be limited in time to the maximum time allowed under the law which for ordinances may be 60 days or 6 months. But you would need to check the city or county ordinance where you live.

Q: Do I need a lawyer it I got attacked by two dogs in my neighborhood

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 20, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
You would appear to have a case that is worth following up. I suggest anyone with such a claim contact a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Assn.

Q: Is there any kind of law against barking dogs. My neighbor is complaing because my dogs where outside barking.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 5, 2018
Jeremy Cohen's answer
Hello,

Laws and guidelines regarding barking dogs are typically based on the bylaws of the city or town in which you live. The bylaws can usually be accessed on the city or town's website. If you have further questions regarding this topic, feel free to reach out to Boston Dog Lawyers at office@bostondoglawyers.com.

Q: Can my step dad kick my young child and I out without any notice prior to vacate?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Family Law, Animal / Dog Law and Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Answered on Dec 10, 2017
Stephanie E. Emanuel's answer
Well, you can certainly contact a lawyer for a free consultation to discuss your situation and see what answers they give you. While you are staying at his place you should find other accommodations. I am limited to what I can answer in a public forum, which is why I am telling you to contact a lawyer for a free consultation so that you or we can go over your situation and options in details.

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Q: What would be the penalty for stealing a dog because the owner was threatening to have him euthanized for no reason.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Wrongful Death for Georgia on
Answered on Nov 30, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
It's theft so if they want to have the police find you then you are looking at a criminal charge. My advice: let the humane society know and let them handle it. If it is abuse they can step in. If not, you need to back away.

Q: What do i do?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Animal / Dog Law, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Answered on Sep 7, 2017
William Head's answer
Police investigate cases, and either charge or don't charge. Was your dog off its leash? Did the scooter driver get a DUI ticket?

Not enough info to answer this statement, and non-question.

Q: I took my 3 month puppy to a man that does ear cropping he gave him 2 extra milligrams of Anastasia he never woke up

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Wrongful Death for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 24, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
You could, but he only owes you the cost of what he did and the "market value" of a dog of that breed and age.

Q: If an individiual takes your animal to be fixed. And then has them put down without owner consent.

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Wrongful Death for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 4, 2017
William Head's answer
This is not a wrongful death case. That pertains to persons, and from some accident or negligent act of another.

Q: how do you ensure probation/charges do not show up on your record?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Animal / Dog Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jun 23, 2017
William Head's answer
Arrest and conviction records for criminal cases are controlled by federal and state law. If your mugshot and fingerprints were obtained, you HAVE a "record."

Whether that offense is ever removed from your record depends on the naure of the plea proceedings, and what is agreed and made part of the criminal record. Georgia law limits what cases can obtain "record restriction."

Your best bet is to NOT try to represent yourself. Get a local criminal defense lawyer to try to help...

Q: Can I sue an animal hosp.if they didnt follow protocol with a preg.dog that was "DOA" and I told them to save the pups?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Wrongful Death for Georgia on
Answered on May 23, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
You can only get the market value of the pups if you can prove they would have survived had the hospital used extreme measures--which requires expert testimony that will cost you more than the market value of the dogs. Sorry, but time to let go of this one.

Q: if my roommate let's my dog out of the fence and she get killed can I sue her

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Answered on Apr 14, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
If you can, you will only get the market value of the dog in most states.

Q: Neighbor's dog broke my fence. My tiny dachshund went through the opening. Neighbor's dog killed my dachshund.what to do

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Animal / Dog Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 24, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
If their dog destroys your fence they own cost of repair. As it's a neighbor, I'd suggest run it through your insurance then they go after him. Unfortunately your dachshund there's little value the law gives.

Q: my golden retriever broke the lease and because a 25 year old girl started running my dog ran after her. She got scared

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Answered on Oct 17, 2016
Peter N. Munsing's answer
If you have homeowners, report it to homeowners. If she sues you must respond. If you have insurance,tell them by phone, send them by fax and certified mail a copy of whatever you get.

Q: Can a property owner be sued if a dog on their property bites someone? They don't own the dog. The pple renting does.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Answered on Oct 6, 2016
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Generally the owner of land can only be sued if they are on notice that the renter's dog has vicious propensities--i.e. previously bit someone AND THEY KNEW ABOUT IT.

If you were bit why not contact a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Assn --they give free consults.

Q: [I am xtrmly allergic to pet dander & sick 2 death of ppl bringg their pets into retail stores] wht is GA law regrdg thi

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Consumer Law and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 23, 2016
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Ga. law as far as I know says that if your business allows it, they can bring their pets in except in food stores. it's up to your manager/owner. You can ask for reasonable accomodation but that only means if they can change your work area. They don't have to exclude people with pets because you are allergic any more than they have to exclude heavy perfume users who cause some people to have asthmatic type reactions. Some malls allow pets--some don't.

Q: Are there dangerous dog ordinances in Alabama? Specifically Glencoe City? Do all cities abide by state ordinances?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Municipal Law for Georgia on
Answered on May 8, 2016
David Alan Wolf's answer
Most cities and counties have the local ordinances online. A good resource / website is municode.com Laws vary from State to State and even City to City. You can also visit the local animal control website or contact animal control to find out more information. Good luck.

Q: Question under more information.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 31, 2015

Q: My exwon't give my dog back to me as she aims I gifted it to her. It's in my name. What can I do? In Georgia

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 18, 2015
Adam Studnicki's answer
If you didn't gift it to her, then it's yours. However, her story is obviously different than yours. You can file a lawsuit for return of your property.

Q: If I got a "wild animal license," could I have a savannah cat as a pet in Georgia?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Georgia on
Answered on Sep 8, 2011
Mr. Robert Neal Katz's answer
If Savannah Cat's are prohibited in Georgia, it is very, very unlikely that you can obtain a license to simply have one as a pet. I would also discourage you from expending money on counsel fees trying to obtain the right to own the animal. The result will likely be just a lot of money spent and no right to get the animal. Also, if you own the animal, your insurance coverage may not cover any injuries or damages caused by the animal. Accordingly, if the animal did harm someone or property, you...

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