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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Animal / Dog Law for Idaho on

Q: My sister abandoned her dog and she called the police and said that I'm holding her dog against her

In November 2018 my sister move with me to Idaho a month later she moved back to California and she moved in a motel room she left her dog and I told her that we was going to bring her dog back to her but it's been raining and it's been snowing in Idaho and I told her if she wait to the snow clear... Read more »

Kevin M Rogers answered on Mar 14, 2019

Your sister is full of it. You don't need to give her dog back, she abandoned it. 90 days, whether or not it is raining or snowing, is plenty of time to come get a dog that you claim you want back. So, if you don't want the dog, just take it to the pound and tell sister that I DARE HER to sue... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Civil Rights for Idaho on

Q: If someone comes uninvited onto my property and let's out my dogs, can I hold them responsible for any damages?

I live in a trailer court that only allows a four foot chain link fence. It is accessible by anyone walking on the sidewalk. I am confident that someone opened my fence on purpose to allow my dogs to get out. While they were out, they killed a neighbors rabbits and although the neighbors didn't... Read more »

Kevin M Rogers answered on Feb 16, 2019

Your defense is not good unfortunately. Short of getting a signed confession rom the person who lifted the bar that allowed the dogs to escape, I’m afraid that you’re absolutely 100% liable.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Animal / Dog Law for Idaho on

Q: Can I be sued for trespassing and shelter fees?

I was having a conversation with the dog's owner when the dog came up, wanting to be petted. Owning a dog, I naturally began to pet the dog while carrying on the conversation. The dog suddenly became aggressive and bit me. This is not the first time this dog has attacked someone. I am now having... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 12, 2018

If you are speaking to the owner you are not trespassing unless there's something I'm missing. If you knew the dog was dangerous you may be considered careless for putting your hand down, unless you felt that with the owner there the dog wouldn't do anything.

If the owner didn't warn you...
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