... im being investigated for level 5 felony. Are the laws simular to self defense laws? Considering my children could have been attacked by said dog. He killed 16 chickens that day have video evidence of dog eating my kids pets
It is always important to remember that sites like this are best used for more general legal questions. You don't want to share too many facts that could be used as admissions if charges are later filed.
I live in a nice neighborhood however, several times when walking my dog we've come across countless unrestrained dogs in my neighbors yards (not strays) they run up to us barking and almost if biting at us. Is it illegal for me to defend myself with some form of pepper spray/gun?
You don't provide enough details for a definitive answer. On your facts, the other dogs bark at you and your dog. As long as the other dogs stay on their property, there is nothing that you can do. Some dogs are extremely territorial. One of my dogs will bark at the "trespasser"...View More
They called us to come get him after they had their goats pinned up. We live 2 houses down and in the 2 min it took my husband to go down and pick him up they decided to shoot my dog. He was not actively harming their goats. He was standing there a couple feet away in the fence and they shot him... View More
If your dog was out of your control and injured your neighbor's goats, you are responsible for the vet bill to treat the goats. If your neighbor decided to shoot your dog AFTER his animals were safe, he may be criminally liable but only the County Prosecutor has the authority to bring...View More
My dad ask him if he did it and he admitted it,even told him where he took it to have it done. He sign papers at the vet stating he owned the cat and was responsible for it. We are from Kentucky and were visiting my parents in elwood in.
Presumably, the trap was set on the neighbor's property so the cat could not have been trapped unless it was out of your control, on the neighbor's property. If your father's neighbor does this routinely, to decrease the surplus population of feral cats, it is commendable that he...View More
Never checked his rearview mirror! I'm in Indiana. And if he would of stopped and i would have know sooner i may have been able to save him. 20 mins after he was hit i found him suffering in pain. This guy and his wife speed on all the streets in my little town constantly. Before this event we... View More
In Indiana, it is illegal to leave the scene of an accident with a domesticated animal before you call the pet's owner or animal control. As a dog lover, I feel your pain. That said, if the driver had lost control while taking evasive action, you would be responsible for all property damage...View More
I have a 3 month old pit bull. I sometimes tide him up in the yard because my yard is not fenced. Yesterday I had tide the dog up because he wanted to be out, but I had things to do in the kitchen. Whenever he is tide up I always leave the back door open with the screen door closed to be able to... View More
My dog was attacked we emptied our bank account to pay the bill because the owner of the other dogs couldn't pay upfront. I got a fundraiser to help us in our time of need. Now she feels she doesn't have to cover the full amount. Is she still entitled to pay the full amount?
To be "entitled" is to have the right. She has the "right" to pay but NOT the obligation. The fundraiser collected money for the dog's vet bills. That money MUST be used to pay the vet. She is obligated to pay ONLY the shortfall between what you raised and what you...View More
A lot of puppies for sale online are scams. Your situation is, unfortunately, very common. You will have to sue this person - if you can find him/her - in Florida to get your money back. You might be able to call the local sheriff's office to report the crime, but that would mean you would...View More
No, you are legally the owner. If this is a concern of yours, you should make sure your dog is licensed and microchipped in your name in case she tries to remove the dog without your knowledge and permission.
I recovered 4 bodies, the other 4 are missing, presumed dead. I kept the dogs safe until owners could claim them. I have several photos of my flock pre attack, post attack, and of the dogs as well as piles of feathers in our yard. The owner offered no compensation, even when I asked. We... View More
Most likely you have a claim for the value of the animals. Indiana likely has a small claims court option for you. I recommend looking into small claims courts in your area. This will be an inexpensive and relatively fast option for you to find some recovery.
My daughter opened the front door when her friend came over and our dog almost ran out the house. The adult who was dropping off my daughter's friend grabbed the dog's collar to stop her getting out and apparently the dog bit her. The woman left and did not say she was bitten until almost... View More
I can only answer your question with certainty based on Utah law, but in most states yes, you are strictly liable for the actions of your dog. Strict liability means that regardless of fault by you, or any knowledge that your pet might bite someone, by simply owning a pet you are responsible for...View More
I never had my property surveyed, but there is a survey marker across the alley and all the lots on this part of town are all the same size, so that should be enough to clearly define my property line.
My neighbor has built two parallel fences that connect up to my fence crossing my... View More
You can sue for Trespass Damages. But you have a Boundary Line Dispute. You will probably need to get a Survey done, where the Surveyor knows he will be testifying in Court. If you do nothing, then you will acquiesce to the new Boundary. Both property owners now have clouds on their Titles.
I live in a shared homes area, and I've been told by the people that share a home with this one person have heard him yell and throw his dog at the wall, which is then followed by yelps from the dog. I've also seen the dog being carried in ways that could hurt him. The owner also lets the... View More
An emotional support animal is not the same as a service animal. Indiana law recognizes that service animals are not pets and therefore are not subject to 'no pets rules' or 'pet deposits.' However, as previously stated, an emotional support animal is NOT a service animal and...View More
Yes, you can include the landlord. Whether or not you will be able to recover against the landlord is another matter. You will have to show that the landlord was somehow negligent in renting to these tenants that allowed their dangerous animals to roam around or intentionally allowed these dogs to...View More
Dog was found in an alley last night. Dog was posted to various social media sites and someone is claiming it is theirs. We have other information that makes their claim seem illegitimate. I want to make sure this dog goes to either the rightful owner or stays in my possession until I am legally... View More
It's not unreasonable to request records of ownership, like vet records or vaccination schedules, from an owner when you have found a lost dog. Just be aware that if that is indeed the true owner and you're withholding their property, the dog, you could have negative legal consequences if...View More
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