Here’s the thing, my sister has several problems with alcohol abuse, I care from other country and been here the last 3 months, the thing is that I’ve been taking care of the dog, feeding her, taking her for walks, etc, I’ve paid for everything this last 3 months, but according to my... Read more »
It appears that the dog legally belongs to your sister. But it depends upon how she got the dog and how long she has had it. If you feel it is being mistreated or neglected there are steps that you can take but there is no guarantee that you will be able to get ownership and it would take some time.
My parents are going through a nasty divorce and I want to move out of the house. I currently live with my mom. How can I take the dog with me, legally so she cannot say no? I believe that he is registered to me but what if he's not? My parents got him for me as a gift.
It sounds like you are the owner. See if you have records showing you as the registered owner. Vet bills, NYC license papers, bill of Sale etc. However, even without those documents, if it was a gift to you, it is yours. If you can get your parents to acknowledge it in writing you can avoid trouble...Read more »
I drove to pick a dog being given away due to not be able to take care of it anymore. Now being threathen wanting her back. Then calling me late night then writing apologies they were stress because of the family issues which has nothing to do with the dog or me and said can we be family. Now... Read more »
I am sure they will send you a bill in the mail. If you don't pay it they will most likely take further collection efforts. Further efforts after that may include hiring a collection agency, reporting it to the credit bureaus and possibly suing you to get a money judgment.
someone put a ad on craigslist due to losing her job she cant take care of the dog so i offered to care for it but now its been 2 months and she wont respond to anything when i ask her when is she coming to get the dog am i able to just keep the dog as my own now
Unfortunately, it is not simply a question of how long before you can claim ownership.
Since you agreed to care for her dog, you are considered a bailee under New York law similar to how an attended parking garage takes responsibility for a car. If you have a written agreement with a...Read more »
numerous pictures of the dogs, all over my property. Owners were asked numerous times to tie their dogs up. That didnt work so I had DEC go speak to them and they were given a warning. Didn't work, so DEC went back and issued a ticket. Didn't work, now DEC is telling me they cant do anything but... Read more »
This is a fairly common situation that I deal with. Although New York State recognizes pets as personal property, recent trends have been to determine what is best for all concerned when determining ownership and custody. What you have described is strong support for a judge to find in your favor...Read more »
I recently moved out of NY state, and have been traveling to transport the dog for the past 1.5 years via plane. Recently, my ex has asked (emailed) that I give full custody "because it is preventing them from finding true love, and is turned away by anyone they meet because of the 'abnormal'... Read more »
I noticed you are in NJ. I’m not sure where the dog is but generally you will need to bring an action to recover the dog in the jurisdiction where it is located. Since most states (including NY) treat pets as property, you will need to prove ownership. Is the dog licensed to you? Do you have vet...Read more »
A friend and I have been sharing a dog for about 2 1/2 years. She originally got the dog but I mainly takr care of the dog. I watched the dog more, trained, groomed him. She moved quite often and the dog was alone which is how I ended up with the dog so much. I would watch the dog for months at a... Read more »
It sounds like you both potentially can claim ownership. However, based upon what you indicated, you probably have a stronger claim. The two of you can agree who is the true owner through a written agreement. If not, the Courts may have to decide for you if there is a dispute in the future.
to lose him. It's 11 days over the agreed upon date he would retrieve the dog. I have called and texted asking when he plans to come and I am ignored. He has told a mutual friend via text that he has no where to bring the dog. How long before I can surrender the dog to a rescue to find it a... Read more »
My fiance and I found a dog walking around without a tag, and couldn't find out where she came from. We posted and checked lost dog groups on Facebook, checked the area and surrounding areas frequently but did not see any posters. We planned to foster the dog until we found the owner but it's been... Read more »
To apply for a dog license, most municipalities only require proof of vaccinations. However, before you do all that you must report to local law enforcement and check with local animal shelters. If you don't, any claim to ownership will be jeopardized for the future. You should also post...Read more »
One of my neighbors leaves their dog outside in their yard unattended at least once or twice a week. The dogs nose has some redness on it, because the dog burrowed some small holes in front of the fence and it sometimes tries to stick it's nose under the fence while barking at people who pass it. I... Read more »
There are several places to report abuse and neglect. The local police department, NYSPCA, Humane Society and even Attorney General’s office. However, what you are describing may not rise to the level of neglect or abuse that would trigger a visit by any of those agencies.
A groomer I use to groom my dog Oreo surrendered a dog in her care to me in June because she was not allowed to have more than two pets in her home. I have text messages of the conversation we had regarding her surrendering me the dog. The dog has now been in my care since then and my families care... Read more »
Yes the police may refuse if they don't believe a crime has occurred. Based upon what you wrote, the police probably consider this a civil matter. You can bring an action against the groomer in court if you wish to pursue this. The action can seek return of Olive and/or damages for your...Read more »
And I give it away under the impression there’s no owner and I can’t take care by myself and then the owner pops up the next day and I don’t have it anymore and can’t get it back could I be in trouble I didn’t sell it or anything but I had a family member hold it and they gave it away can... Read more »
It doesn’t sound like anything you did would be considered illegal, reckless or negligent. However, many pets are microchipped and it is best to get in touch with a local pet association to have the best chances of reuniting pets with their owners.
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