273.033. Killing or injuring a dog, reasonable apprehension of imminent harm is an absolute defense. — 1. In any action for damages or a criminal prosecution against any person for killing or injuring a dog, a showing by a preponderance of the evidence that such person was in reasonable...Read more »
Sorry to hear that. You could sue your landlord for the value of your puppy. Unfortunately, dogs are valued as personal property in Missouri. The true damage you suffered is emotional, but don’t expect that to be compensable.
My husband and I have been working with a breeder to purchase a puppy. In the beginning we were told "when he goes to his new home he will be current on vaccines and wormer, have his health check with our vet, AKC registration application, a puppy starter pack, and a genetic health... Read more »
The question is “what is your contract.” In other words, did you have an oral contract under which you paid the deposit? If so, then the breeder cannot add terms thereafter. You may be able to pursue a claim for breach of contract or violation of Missouri’s Merchandising Practices Act (our...Read more »
About a month later I had to rush her to the animal hospital for kidney failure, I had to put her to sleep and it’s devastated me and my family . She was only 5, great health and had a good home and we all loved her. This happened about a month ago so I’ve been trying to get over her passing.... Read more »
My daughters mother purchased an exotic snake valued around 1k. She wasn't allowed to keep it at her home and she asked if I would raise it for a while. After about a year she said I can have it. 8 months after that she claims she never gave it to me and she wants it back. I refused because... Read more »
Paid 1,000 dollars owner came forward doesn’t have proof of ownership get gave dog to owner but I can’t get my money back or the dog that I said I was adopting and didn’t ask for proof of ownership what do I do
I don't believe that you have a cognizable claim to file. Missouri recognizes the "doctrine of necessaries" as to a married couple, i.e., if the medical services patient received were necessary and patient maintained no separate assets, one spouse would be liable for the reasonable...Read more »
This is going to vary by city or county. As far as I know, there is no limit on the number of dogs you can own under state law. This is usually covered by local laws. However, you run the risk of being considered a breeding facility if you own enough dogs that are intact and having litters. That...Read more »
My dog has not physically bit anyone . My ticket say my dog has attacked people . Idk the laws about this. My dog is a good dog she has never Ben aggressive to us an I have 5 kids smallest 2 . She has broke a chain an slipped callers an the children have Ben known to let them out. I have tried to... Read more »
A dog may not be aggressive to people in its own home. A loose dog will act unpredictably. A dog does not have to bite someone to be considered an attack. More than likely, you'll want an attorney that practices in your county/city to help you understand local laws and your options.
I am sorry that your dog got poisoned, but I'm not aware of any Missouri case on point. My gut feeling is that a landlord is not under a duty to advise a tenant of plants that are toxic to animals. Here is a link to an old Missouri Court of Appeals case, Grimmeissen v. Walgreen Drug Stores,...Read more »
2 weeks ago my aunt called me and told me that the cop was at her house saying my dog and some other dog were wondering town and apparently bit another dog. I told my aunt there is no way it was my dog. I then asked to talk to the officer and he told me that someone needed to come get my dog... Read more »
My dogs were outside playing, I live out of city limits on a large farm. I breed highly expensive dogs and I have my own kennel business. My 4 month old puppy was in the ditch playing when a speeding car came through and ran her over without stopping. I live on a 1 mile straight stretch so she had... Read more »
First, I'm sorry to hear that about your puppy's fate. As to your legal situation, I don't know what you mean by stating that the driver is "trying" to sue you. Either a case has been filed (if so, you must defend it) or there has been no lawsuit. Check Casenet. If...Read more »
This is not really addressed well in the law and there is not a definitive answer for you. However, please consider that not everyone actively uses social media, the dog may have been stolen and released, or the person may have looked for the dog and given up hope. I have met numerous people who...Read more »
This is a late response, but the answer is that only police or animal control can take the dog. They are granted authority by the city, county, or state to do so. You should report severely malnourished or emaciated pets any time you see them.
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