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Q: When it says for mississippi city of tupelo, that pit bulls are "declared vicious" but doesnt say banned or restricted,

What does that mean exactly?

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Nov 17, 2019

That likely means that there is a local ordinance already declaring them to be banned from the city. It may be better to talk to someone at community development to verify.

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Q: I am being sued over my dog biting someone that came in my house without my permission

Not sure what to do now

Ross Diamond III
Ross Diamond III answered on Apr 30, 2019

If you have not already done so, contact your homeowner's insurance carrier to report the claim. The insurance company should defend the case and will employ a Mississippi lawyer to advise you on your liability.

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Q: Three dogs were found inside the goat fence. Two goats dead and one was half eaten. Owners say I didn't actually see

The owner opened gate to let dogs out but still say I can't prove it was their dogs

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jan 27, 2019

This sounds like a classic example of a circumstantial evidence case.

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Q: Is there a leash law in Mississippi?

My neighbor's dogs keep coming onto the property.

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Oct 6, 2018

There is not a blanket leash law in Mississippi; rather, it varies from city to city via local ordinance.

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Q: Someone made a public post of social media, posted a photo of my dog saying to kill it

They said "If you see this dog run it over I will pay you $50.00 and I will fill your gas tank up". This was after they admitted to shooting our puppy. This person has harrassed us, and our animals. Now two of our pets are dead, the father and the puppy of the father. We need help reporting this... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Feb 21, 2018

If you are being harassed, a good starting point would be to report them to local law enforcement.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Q: Dog ran off down the road,got hit and killed the man in the truck just kept driving.We have his tag #,what can be done?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 20, 2018

Ask the police. Dog was in the road so it's largely on you. Duty to stop is to people, or damage to property over whatever Ms. sets as the bar. A dog is valued at the market value, not the intrinsic value to you. Note however if the dog did damage to the car the driver may counterclaim for that... Read more »

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Q: I live in Mississippi. If a dog comes onto my property during deer season to run deer off of it, Is that trespassing?

If no, I want to know why I can not run onto peoples land screaming and raising hell trying to run deer off it into my direction. Once the deer gets to my property, I would then shoot it.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Aug 25, 2015

To answer your question, it depends upon whether the owner of the dog actually intended that the dog enter your property.

Shoot the dog, and you may get into more trouble than it's worth.

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