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.
This would be considered abuse by almost any city ordinance more than likely and it probably violates a state statute, as well. If it happens or you see the trap out with poison, contact local police or animal control to make a report.
My friends dog wouldn't nurse the pups so I got permission to take the pup as long as I bottle fed him. She is neglecting the other pups and said I have to give the pup back if I dont feed the others too. I said it wasnt my responsibility to feed the other pups and now she claims I stole my... Read more »
If you feel there is abuse or neglect, please call animal control to investigate. For the remainder of your question, that is going to be very fact specific based on what you and your friend have said to each other and what agreement you had. You would need to schedule a consultation with an...Read more »
I just receny got fined for a dog that wasn’t mine. How is this possible? Someone had seen a dog running loose and the dog had barked at them so they called the cops and told them it was my dog. Note I had been home most of the day with my dog inside with me. The officer cited me and did no... Read more »
Normally, I would suggest hiring an attorney, but the costs of paying a ticket for a dog at large (meaning loose dog) is minimal compared to hiring an attorney. The best thing to do is to ask for a hearing. Appear in court on the day it's scheduled and ask for hearing or trial. The city has to...Read more »
My husband asked a friend to keep his cat from him when he moved to a place that couldn't have cats he is now in prison and wants me to take care of his cat since it is mine as well and I can now have a cat where I am. He is not wanting to give us back our cat because he gave her to his... Read more »
She walked into my fiancé home with no notice after calling him asking if he’s home and he had a dog. No he’s not home and no dog. He’s my service animal I have psychological disabilities . I was added on lease 2 weeks ago. So she comes in the home knowing he’s not home well I am n my... Read more »
My neighbors have a large, aggressive dog who is frequently left outside off leash and unattended in their front yard. My county has strict leash rules which this neighbor is in violation of. Furthermore, the dog does not stay in the yard. It terrorizes the neighborhood and I'm afraid it will... Read more »
Back ground, my dog was unleashed but in my yard, she smelled something in the woods backing up to our yard, went to check it out and was shot twice. There is documented evidence of illegal deer baiting, my dog had found a carcass of a deer, when she was shot), a witness stated they saw a gun being... Read more »
I'm sorry to hear about your dog getting shot. That's terrible. Unfortunately, you cannot "press charges" because you are not the prosecutor. You can and did file a police report. Without a witness, I can understand why nothing further has been done by law enforcement. You...Read more »
My husband and I own a farm in Perryville, MO. Our neighboring farmer shot and killed our shepherd dog when it roamed onto his farm and started barking at his cows. He did not alert out farm hands about the problem; instead he shot the dog and never told us. Our farm hands later found the dog dead... Read more »
Hi, i purchased a puppy last year in Missouri at a pet store. They charged me $2,100 and told me my dog was a maltipoo. I do still have the papers. At the time, I believed them because she was a puppy and was very fluffy and small. However, i have TWO real maltipoos in the family and now that a... Read more »
My daughter and her fiancé own a dog which bred my daughters best friends dog. The best friend lives in the home with my daughter and her fiancé. She, the best friend, is threatening to take all eight puppies and to keep the money from the sale of the puppies for herself because she needs the... Read more »
Both dogs were on a leash. The other persons dog nipped at mine and they got into a tussle. The other owner is now saying that her dog is acting weird since the incident. This happened about 5 hrs ago. What is the liability of this. Woman said that her dog is bleeding from the neck but when i was... Read more »
There is not anything to be done legally unless or until the other dog owner either makes a report to animal control/police department or tries to sue you in civil court for some reason. Otherwise, try to stay away from her and her dogs. If you receive a citation or get served documents, contact a...Read more »
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