Mississippi Animal / Dog Law Questions & Answers

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

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Mississippi on
Answered on Jan 27, 2019
Arthur Calderon's answer
This sounds like a classic example of a circumstantial evidence case.

Q: Is there a leash law in Mississippi?

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Answered on Oct 6, 2018
Arthur Calderon's answer
There is not a blanket leash law in Mississippi; rather, it varies from city to city via local ordinance.

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

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Answered on Feb 21, 2018
Arthur Calderon's answer
If you are being harassed, a good starting point would be to report them to local law enforcement.

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?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Car Accidents for Mississippi on
Answered on Feb 20, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
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 damage saying your dog shouldn't have been running free.

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

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Answered on Aug 25, 2015
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
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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