But they say that it's not my dog when the lady sent me the paperwork to show me that the dog was a court dog she sent me a dog picture of a terrier so I let her know that the Chihuahua is who I'm talking about and then she said she doesn't have it but I clearly see the photo what... Read more »
answered on Jan 16, 2023
First, go to the shelter and make absolutely sure it is your dog. If so, take all the paperwork of proof of ownership to the shelter and show them. Pay any fees associated with her board while she’s been gone. If they won’t give you the dog, hire a lawyer and file suit.
I have proof between messages with the owner and pictures of their dogs from phone pictures to my doorbell camera, as well as messages contacting the dog warden and local police. There is a criminal summons out for my neighbor and the cops said they cannot serve the warrant to her because of those... Read more »
answered on Nov 23, 2022
If they are dangerous or aggressive and they come on your property, the law permits you to shoot them. As for the carter County leash laws, you can find them at your library, animal control or possibly online.
answered on Nov 7, 2022
There is a criminal charge for cruelty to animals and you could talk to local law-enforcement about potential charges. I’ve never heard of that being charged when the attempt was unsuccessful but it is possible if you have a good proof. As far as a civil lawsuit you would have to consult a civil... Read more »
answered on Sep 28, 2022
Depends on whether the dog has ever bitten anyone before. You should also warn the new owner if he has bitten before. If you disclose snd they still take the dog, you should be fine. Failing to disclose is where the trouble will come.
I reported the dog as found with the shelter & posted all over social media. Took to vet & he doesn’t have tags or microchip. I want to go ahead & get him neutered & all of his shots. How long does the previous owner have to come forward? My daughter has fallen in love with the... Read more »
answered on Sep 16, 2022
If no one has claimed him within five (5) days and theres no other info is of ownership, you can consider him your dog. The sooner you get him chipped and vetted, the sooner you’ll be able to say he is your dog.
My fiancee is about to have neck surgery. We have a 100lb dog. One wrong move from this dog and my fiancee could wind up paralyzed from the neck down. My apartment landlord is demanding the dog be on a leash. We have a lady below us terrified of our dog. We had an agreement that she would let us... Read more »
answered on Jul 29, 2022
No. A dog on a chain attached to the ground constitutes the crime of animal cruelty, not a leash. A leash is a rope or strap attached to the dogs harness or collar which enables a pet owner to control the dog while moving freely from place to place.
The dog is in my name and was expensive and has been registered as a service dog. Would she be considered an asset that the individual suing me could claim?
answered on Jun 2, 2023
You have certain exemptions you can claim to protect your property, including a dog.
I live on a dead end drive out in the county, very last house, there are 2 other neighbors that we all share the drive way. Our property has been there since 1967, long before the other 2 houses where added to the drive. My neighbors dog has inflicted $6,000 in damages to my vehicle by just driving... Read more »
answered on May 26, 2023
You’ll need to sue them in the circuit court of your county of residence for the $6,000 damages arising from the dog.
Nothing had been said about no animals allowed I was only gone 3 hours and they entered my room that was not damaged or dirty and room was paid up for another few days and they took my animals and now trying to charge me spay neuter fees and almost 500 dollars worth fees to get them back
answered on May 22, 2023
Depends on the facts surrounding why the police were called and what was reported at the time of the call.
I already offered to pay vet fees and have a hearing for the court to tell me I have a vicious dog and make me lock it up. I just want to know if I can be sued and forced to buy them a replacement dog, as they are requesting.
answered on May 5, 2023
Depends on the facts and circumstances surrounding the killing, but most likely yes.
I got a dog in 2017 at 8 weeks old with my ex-boyfriend (good terms, shared dog but she lived primarily with him). I purchased her and paid for everything for her, but documents all in my ex's name (including her microchip) as she lived in his house. She went missing end of Nov '22, then... Read more »
answered on Apr 1, 2023
Yes. It’s your dog. Sue the guy who found her. He has no rights.
I live in a small town in Ky. I don’t have shelter outside for my dogs because they never ate outside longer than 30 minutes to an hour. I never leave them outside with out me being home & able to let them in immediately.
They verbally agreed on $20 a week (which doesn't even cover the cost of food). When F received the goat it was underweight from not being fed the proper nutrients. Well now its the end of February, and T has only paid her $20 one time. F told T she is keeping the goat, because she has had it... Read more »
answered on Mar 19, 2023
She can legally keep the goat until she is paid in full, at which point she will have to release the goat to the owner.
answered on Mar 19, 2023
Surly the driver and the delivery company for alll your damages.
I have an invisible fence, but apparently someone called the animal control officer (in a neighboring county) & they left a notice on my door about my dogs. So I'm just curious if they have the jurisdiction in my county to do anything?
Someone ran over friends dog in middle of night & severed the spinal column. The poor thing couldn't move the entire bottom half of his body & had blood all over side of his head. We disagreed about waiting to get him euthanized the next morning or having him shot in head to put him... Read more »
answered on Feb 15, 2023
Yes. Although probably not the preferred manner to deal with the situation.
All these cats was dropped off around here because they know I WONT let them go hungry so why am I responsible for someone else's bad deed?
I picked up a free puppy on Facebook today. The puppy ended up being extremely thin and looked like they were never fed. The place I picked them up from was a horror. The dog looked sick as well. I didn't have the money to handle the ER care. So within an hour of getting the puppy I took it to... Read more »
We believe he’s gotten into some poison or eating mice either way you look at it’s not healthy for the dog I love him with everything but I can’t stand seeing him whine all the time it breaks my heart what should I do
answered on Feb 5, 2023
Take him to a local rescue and surrender him do he can get the medical help he needs.
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