What legal action can I take on her behalf?
answered on Mar 18, 2023
That is a personal injury case if the dog had vicious propensities. Call my office and we will help.
I got my dog from my aunt and uncle. He's my responsibility from training to vet visits, so on and so forth. My sister doesn't think I'm doing enough to train him, and has made it a point that she wants to get rid of him. We both live in my parents' house, and we both pay to... Read more »
answered on Feb 14, 2023
Before turning this into a legal case, speak to your parents, who I am sure will resolve this in little time.
answered on Jan 24, 2023
The business litigation attorneys here could offer the best analysis, but you await a response for two weeks. The short answer is that a contract signed by only one person could be enforceable. Some contracts could be in the form of a one-sided purchase agreement. If there's a significant... Read more »
The dog I am interested in is a Cavapoo hypoallergenic and how not entered the property. They are denying because I mentioned the puppy is also going to be a PSD in training but the puppy will be an ESA first.
answered on Jan 11, 2023
You can't really dispute the known fact that a Cavapoo puppy will have accidents, one because it is small and has a small bladder and two when training needs to be walked a lot.
"...Toilet training a Cavapoo, can sometimes be a challenge, although smart dogs, they also have quite... Read more »
1. I live in upstate NY, Saratoga county.
2. The pets involved are two cats and one dog
3. I have vet records, a dog license, dog tag, veterinary invoices, and pet prescriptions all reflecting my name and paid in full by myself
4. Ownership was transferred over to myself at... Read more »
answered on Dec 23, 2022
Dear Clifton Park Resident:
The animals sound neglected and in danger from your mother's lack of care. How did the dogs and cats end up back in your mother's house after you had the animals at the Vet? If you wanted to involve the police what held you back? If you want to report... Read more »
I need to know if I can legally fight to keep the dog.i have the paperwork in my name and my moms payment for dog.My ex wouldn’t allow me to stay at our home for a year so I didn’t get to see the dog much but I want her in the divorce
answered on Dec 23, 2022
Dear Ronkonkoma Dog Owner:
Ask your divorce attorney to secure the possession and custody of the dog for you in the divorce court.
A nd rabies shot. Second dog was given away by dog catcher. When I first asked dog catcher what about the pup, she told me she knew nothing about her. I searched days in the woods and swamp for my dog. I called her back and she still claimed she knew nothing. After picking up other dog from dog... Read more »
answered on Dec 23, 2022
Sorry about the loss of your dogs. You described an aberrant situation that is not typical of the local laws and codes relating to a New York State-authorized local animal control officer.
You offered no information about where this occurred and so made it impossible to look up your local... Read more »
answered on Dec 9, 2022
I would need more information to answer this question. Does this letter prescribe an emotional support animal? Is your regular doctor a mental health professional? I assume your residence has a no pets policy. If that is the case, there are limited situations where a landlord may refuse to... Read more »
My dogs contracted parvovirus no veterinarian in nyc would help me unless i had funds which i dont. i had to surrender the puppies to ACC (Animal control center) they had me sign surrender form and told me that i cant get them back because im surrendering them. which i get but these are my... Read more »
answered on Nov 19, 2022
By surrendering them, you have no further legal claim. If they are being re-homed, you can apply to adopt them. However, your inability to provide for their medical needs in the past will likely be taken into account.
She has made me feel like a burden to everyone, she lies and tells me that im over reacting. Recently my dog passed away, her lungs collapsed and she had bruising from something, the first person she said it was , was me. I know i never did anything to my dog but she said she "thinks"... Read more »
answered on Oct 17, 2022
You can certainly sue someone for defamation / slander if they are making false statements about you. In any defamation case, however, you have to prove that the false statements caused you damages. Moreover, unless your aunt has any assets worth pursuing, a successful lawsuit against her might... Read more »
or without out my permision inever wanted her to do that thry are my babies so i contacted the place and they have refused to return them i have called emailed won in small claims court then rhey turn around with out me knowing vacted the claim and they still refues to return them i dont have any... Read more »
answered on Jun 1, 2022
To recover your dogs, you would need to commence and action for replevin.
So now i must pay as well as find paperwork for the dog and his vaccines that were never given but stated in the contact what should i do
One employee was told to kick the dogs if they didnt listen. I was told to scream at them. Some don’t get water throughout the day or medicines.
answered on Apr 28, 2022
It would be best for the attorneys who work with Animal/Dog Law to answer this, and you posted in the correct category. I'm sorry your question remains open for two weeks. You showed the courage to seek assistance for a sad situation involving the mistreatment of animals; dogs deserve to be... Read more »
She begged me for the dog and said she can pay $1000 for him now & $1350 later. She then took him to the vet several times because he had diarrhea from the food the vet said she fed him . I told her i will refund her and take him back but she said she will handle everything and now she said... Read more »
My mother brought her dog to the vet with lumps on his side, they told her he needed surgery and sent her home with antibiotics and Chinese herbs! it shrunk and she was told he did not need surgery. 2 months later he is diagnosed with mast cell cancer! When I consulted with his former veterinarian... Read more »
answered on Feb 28, 2022
If the vet is a member of the New York State Veterinary Medical Society, you should file a complaint with them. They will investigate faster than the appropriate state agency. Their complaint can be found at:
If the vet is not a member, you will... Read more »
We have proof of her standing in front of our house deliberately taunting our dogs. Along with every letter she sent threatening us with the police and animal control. Do we have a harassment claim against her?
answered on Feb 28, 2022
Whether this rises to the level of harassment will be a judgment call by the police or a local prosecutor. However, it may be a good idea to get her actions on record as a preemptive measure before she makes a complaint to the police. If your dogs are barking a lot and disturbing the... Read more »
My property manager told me that I needed to get a beware of dog sign just for insurance purposes, because he knows they're not mean I went with it but I didn't think it was urgent then 2 days later he started harassing me saying I had 24 hours to get the sign or he'd contact a... Read more »
answered on Feb 28, 2022
If his insurance company is requesting it and it is placing his coverage in jeopardy, it is reasonable. Your lease will set forth what the landlord may or may not request of you. However, unless you have some reason to refuse, it is not worth the trouble.
answered on Nov 30, 2021
I assume you mean that he sold the puppies. If that is the case, you would need to demonstrate that you had an agreement to sell the puppies and split the profits.
Sent me a text that said the dog would be staying with me. Since then I microchipped and licensed the dog and took him to the vet for his rabies vaccine and for a check up. He has now told me that he has a notarized letter saying the dog belongs to him because he paid for him and he wants him back... Read more »
answered on Oct 24, 2021
In New York, if you go to Court, the judge will decide what is best for all concerned. This is very fact sensitive. The process can take some time and the dog will generally stay where it is until the case is resolved.
She has a mammary growth she was seen for and needs it test and removed. Is a clinic allowed to refuse to help you after working w them if I don't do as they say especially one that is supposed to help lower income individual and their pet in need of medical attention?
answered on Sep 20, 2021
Yes. They can refuse.
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