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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Animal / Dog Law for Georgia on
Q: how do you ensure probation/charges do not show up on your record?

I am being charged with two count of neglect and failure to restrain. The prosecuter said it is a minimum 6 month probation.

William C. Head
William C. Head PRO label
answered on Jun 23, 2017

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Wrongful Death for Georgia on
Q: Can I sue an animal hosp.if they didnt follow protocol with a that was "DOA" and I told them to save the pups?

I did CPR on her all the way there. They did CPR 5 minutes then told me she was dead, did I want them to take out the babies? I said they should have been out by now. They took babies out and ONLY did compressions on them. No shot or drops to jump start their hearts according to other vets... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on May 23, 2017

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: if my roommate let's my dog out of the fence and she get killed can I sue her

My roommate keeps letting the dog out of the fence and she was almost killed by a car today. There is a runner system installed on my porch (with a gate) so she can go out without having a chance to get out. There are many precautions in place to prevent her from escaping. When I'm home this... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Apr 14, 2017

If you can, you will only get the market value of the dog in most states.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Animal / Dog Law for Georgia on
Q: Neighbor's dog broke my fence. My tiny dachshund went through the opening. Neighbor's dog killed my dachshund.what to do

DO they need to repair my fence? I'm afraid to go in my backyard. . Neighbors dog is destroying my 6 ft privacy fence.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Feb 24, 2017

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: my golden retriever broke the lease and because a 25 year old girl started running my dog ran after her. She got scared

then she fell on her butt and broke her glasses. my dog did not bite or scratch her. i said i will pay for the glasses the actual cost. she say she will take it legally. please tell me what will happen

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Oct 17, 2016

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Georgia on
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.
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Oct 6, 2016

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Consumer Law and Personal Injury for Georgia on
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


Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Aug 23, 2016

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Municipal Law for Georgia on
Q: Are there dangerous dog ordinances in Alabama? Specifically Glencoe City? Do all cities abide by state ordinances?

I am trying to move a dog that may potentially be deemed "dangerous" in the state of Georgia to Alabama. I am trying to research and find out if Alabama has Dangerous Dog Ordinances as a state or if cities and counties all have separate ones?!

David Alan Wolf
David Alan Wolf PRO label
answered on May 8, 2016

Most cities and counties have the local ordinances online. A good resource / website is 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.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Georgia on
Q: Question under more information.

I gave my dog to a former friend to give him to a good home. We were under an agreement that I would get the new owner's contact information. She refuses to give it to me now and so I want the dog back. Can I legally get him back?

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
answered on Aug 31, 2015

Probably not.

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

I have the dogs receipt in my name, vet records in my name, and the contract that myself and the breeder signed regarding ownership of the dog. She claims he's a gift and won't give him back.

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki
answered on Jul 18, 2015

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Georgia on
Q: If I got a "wild animal license," could I have a savannah cat as a pet in Georgia?

I really want to own a savannah cat, but they are illegal in GA. If I got a license, could I own one as a pet?

Mr. Robert Neal Katz
Mr. Robert Neal Katz
answered on Sep 8, 2011

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... Read more »

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