New York Animal / Dog Law Questions & Answers

Q: How long ussually a case take after fillings

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Animal / Dog Law and Civil Rights for New York on
Answered on Aug 10, 2018
Peter Briskin's answer
This is a very difficult question to answer. Duration of the litigation process varies from case to case. It depends on a number of factors including how many parties are involved in the lawsuit, the complexity of the issues involved, The cooperation of counsel for the parties as well as the county the case is venued in, among other things. In certain situations there may be a preference that is applicable depending on the plaintiff which would accelerate the time for trial once discovery...

Q: As a volunteer working at an animal refuge in NYS, do you have any rights when it comes to living conditions and health?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Employment Law for New York on
Answered on Dec 13, 2017
V. Jonas Urba's answer
You are asking a human habitation or housing question.

Call local building inspectors - whoever inspects or issues building or renovation permits. Is the building zoned residential and does it have CO, certificate of occupancy for human habitation?

Local building inspectors can inspect any facility being occupied by humans for compliance with minimal requirements. Does it meet whatever the minimums are. Higher taxes generally equate to higher standards - not always....

Q: Former landlord took parent's dog, changed the front lock, yet left them acess to rear after taking dog. Is this legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Real Estate Law, Animal / Dog Law and Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Answered on Oct 10, 2017
Lee A. Koch's answer
It depends on the situation. There aren't enough facts here to make a determination. Reach out to an attorney who gives a free consultation to discuss it in more detail.

Q: My neighbor threatened to report my dogs as dangerous and report my yard to the city as too messy

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Animal / Dog Law for New York on
Answered on Sep 15, 2017
Aubrey Claudius Galloway's answer
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Q: I live in Staten Island,NY . Is it legal for my dog to go pee in grass between the sidewalk and the street?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for New York on
Answered on Sep 6, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
I see no problem with that assuming that area is public property. You can check the local records at the clerk's office to determine the ownership of the area in question. But why not just avoid that neighbor's general area? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my...

Q: My boyfriend was out of state for work and his ex called and had the dogs removed (abuse/neglect) what are his rights?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for New York on
Answered on Jul 26, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
He may be able to sue the ex for conversion of personal property or negligence. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense,...

Q: Greetings, I have a man odd situation, a new roommate moved in that had a cat, and so do I, I have a sphynx, we made an

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Domestic Violence and Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
You can sue for damages related to conversion of personal property and breach of contract in small claims court. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business...

Q: We have been taking care of someone else's dog for a year do we have the right to keep her?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for New York on
Answered on Jul 14, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Do you have a contractual agreement for payment in exchange for care? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce &...

Q: Is it illegal to bother a dog walker when they are at work? Can I sue a man for lying to managment to get me kicked out?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Libel & Slander for New York on
Answered on Jul 12, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
See my prior reply. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does...

Q: My neighbor threatened to kill my dog himself cause she attacked their dog and we paid for the bills.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for New York on
Answered on Jul 12, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
You can report this to the police. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law....

Q: Can I file a police report for my neighbor threatening to kill my dog or hurt them for revenge?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for New York on
Answered on Jul 12, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
You can report such threats to the police. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education...

Q: my ex boyfriend bought a dog off his mother and gave it to me as a gift. Can they take the dog back ?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for New York on
Answered on Jul 3, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
If he gifted you the dog, then it's yours. You can use evidence of the gift to challenge his efforts. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business &...

Q: Our grandchildren and their parents have started pet sitting for a small fee.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for New York on
Answered on Jul 1, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Income should typically be reported for tax purposes: consult with a tax lawyer for any possible exceptions. Does their property, if a rental, forbid the home business or pets? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice...

Q: If you leave your pet in someone's care and they refuse to return them what legal action can you take?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Animal / Dog Law for New York on
Answered on Jun 27, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
What was your agreement with this person re: pet care? Did you abandon the pet? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child...

Q: If my roommates don't supply food or water for there cats can I legally take them ?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for New York on
Answered on Jun 5, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
No, but you can report animal abuse to the police and animal control in your town. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce &...

Q: we are hoping to move back to Queens NY. How many dogs can I have in a private residence. Not a condo or apartment.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for New York on
Answered on Jun 3, 2017
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
You probably need to Google the zoning code (or other local ordinance) for Queens. But if you want someone to do it for you, you should ask in Justia › Ask a Lawyer › New York, not Justia › Ask a Lawyer › Florida.

Q: Is it against the law to have not taken your dog to the vet let's say in a couple years?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for New York on
Answered on Jun 2, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Not necessarily. Why do you ask? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does...

Q: My sister came in my home an took one of her dogs they been with me for a month can I have her in trouble

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for New York on
Answered on May 15, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
The dogs belong to her? If so, I see no problem with her taking the dogs back, unless she abandoned them and/or gave them to you. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law:...

Q: what possible to do with neighbor when a bad cats smell all the time comes from her house to ours?

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for New York on
Answered on May 15, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
You can sue for nuisance and trespass. Do you own or rent? If you rent, your landlord should handle this. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal...

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