Someone told animal control that we keep our dog chained up in our garage and muzzled at all times, which was completely made up as I have about half an acre backyard and garage is basically he's dog house, there was no chain and no muzzle because I have huge FENCED IN YARD!
I pled guilty to misdemeanor Animal abuse because my lawyer said the prosecutor would drop the misdemeanor and charge me with a felony if I didn't. This case has ZERO to do with any type of drugs or alcohol. Now the court has put me in a veterans treatment court and is trying to make me... View More
You will need to establish your damages, and usually that does involve itemized receipts. In your case, I would imagine the court needing vet bills to show how much the attack cost you; note that "pain and suffering" is not part of the equation. The court cannot order a speculative amount.
In a court of law, you will have to prove each and every element of your case, which in this context means that any monies/reimbursement you are seeking needs to be proven to be related to the incident. If the attacker contends that what you have provided is insufficient (and a Court agrees) then...View More
Trying to find my dog who was trapped in a burning house so I can bury him along with a cat and another dog and I am being told not to come on property or will be arrested for trespassing by a friend i was living with. Also I am not responsible for the house fire the home owner caused the fire that... View More
I'm unsure you have a right to go on that property. And depending on what's going on, it could be a secured scene for criminal or insurance purposes, so you definitely would not want to enter uninvited.
I housed a large number of exotic animals in an emergency situation. They were reptiles and insects, mostly snakes. The written agreement had a specific time frame for the animals and after that time the animals became mine. Since the animals were in poor condition (mites, respiratory illnesses,... View More
Certainly, a lawyer would need to review the actual written agreement, but if it says, as you're indicating here, "I agree to care for the animals for this period of time, and if you don't come get them before that time ends, they are mine", then I think you are on solid legal...View More
Police and animal control were called that day. Report was filed, and they stated the dog was not at fault because he was provoked and in a confined area on our property. She continues to threaten getting a lawyer unless we pay money to get a privacy fence. Do we have anything to worry about?
A Michigan attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for three weeks. There's no controlling whether someone will sue or not. But based on your post, you have a strong defense. Keep all records and reports that support that your dog was not an aggressor. They'll be useful...View More
I found a dog running at large and saved it from being struck by a vehicle. He had no collar, identification, or microchip. I did everything in my power to find his owners, multiple ads, including taking him to the shelter and them posting their own ads. Well after a month after having this dog,... View More
My dog and I were at a dog park when another dog, out of nowhere, ran up and bit my dog's leg. My dog did not provoke the other dog as she was in my arms when this happened. My dog is currently at the vet and is being checked on, but they're saying it could cost $1,500 or more and I feel... View More
Sounds to me like you'll want to notify your homeowners insurance and hire an attorney ASAP. Your homeowner's policy and, generally, a lawsuit has very strict timing requirements of response following service of process (receiving notice of the lawsuit).
The problem with verbal agreements are that they are usually worth the paper they are printed on. You would need to prove there was an agreement and what the terms were. Tough task when the other person is probably going to deny it.
I work at a grocery store and people bring their dogs in there. One was barking. I reported it to a supervisor and they told me we can’t do anything unless someone files a complaint. I thought you could ask people to leave if they bring a dog inside that doesn’t qualify as a service dog.
Your employer might want to contact an attorney to consult with on this matter. In general, the Michigan Modified Food Code (MMFC) has a pretty broad prohibition of animals in food establishments, but there are exceptions for animals controlled by persons with a disability. The ADA offers some...View More
My dogs got loose this morning because they broke a hole in the fence and were running around for maybe an hour at max. They chased someone into a porter potty so police were called. Dogs were friendly, just looking to play and the officer acknowledged that. However I got a ticket for dogs at... View More
First, you should always read the statute to see what exactly needs to be proved. I'm unsure you'll prevail in court. Offering an explanation isn't really a reason to go to trial, but could have an affect of any fines or costs the judge might order.
Her daughter of her estate said my dad could keep the dog and if anything happens to my dad to where he can't care for the dog not to give him to anyone else but her we agreed, 2 months later her husband started asking for weekend visitations and my dad did not agree to that. then we get a... View More
You might be stuck. Right or wrong, animals are considered property. And in this case, the dog is property of the estate, to which your dad has no claim unless they were married at the time or if a will directs otherwise.
The contract states that I am committed for a a “minimum of 2-3 weeks and if you fail to follow through that commitment you are responsible for paying boarding fees”. She is now telling me I have to keep the dog until she is adopted which could take months. The dog is incredibly destructive to... View More
From a practical standpoint, you might try working it out with the breeder. From a legal standpoint you can likley sue in small claims and at least be heard, that is the purpose of small claims, the result of the hearing may or may not be better.
It might be helpful to know.Pets have long...View More
You can file a small claims court case that does not involve attorneys and use any evidence you have to prove the breeder gave you the dog for free and has no legal entitlement to it. Dogs are considered personal property so you would have to file a claim to be able to keep your pet.
Animal control knows it’s not my dog but gave me citation saying anyone who sleeps at the house is responsible for the dog. I didn’t even know there was an issue with the dog and my brother who is the caregiver and provider for the dog.
If the dog is registered and has vet records tied to him, you need to provide those to animal control prior to the hearing. I would also have your brother providing a statement the dog is he and he is responsible. I wish you all well.
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