The terms of the contract would govern your transaction. If the contract identifies that dog and that is the dog the person bargained for, then that dog is the one the person is entitled to. If you and the other party agree to a different dog, the contract could be modified with the consent of both...Read more »
My dog was attacking another dog at a dog park and the owner got bit in the process. A police report was filed. An ambulance came and took her to the ER. She got the ER bill. I paid for it and we signed a general release form specifying the amount that was to be paid (the ER bill). It was... Read more »
Anyone can sue anyone if they pay the fee. Thus, the question is do you have a defense. It depends on what the form says. Assuming it is a true general release form, you should have a complete defense.
I am in NY. I was at a dog park alone with my medium mixed rescue dog and he was triggered by a puppy coming in. While we (the puppy’s owner and I) tried to break up the two, my dog bit the lady’s leg. We separated the dogs and an ambulance came while I waited. A Police report was filed. I... Read more »
We are fostering a special needs cat from a veterinary clinic which was also my fiancé’s employer. The Foster agreement was meant to lead into an adoption. However due to circumstances that were unavoidable she resigned her position. Now there is conflict with clinic which might lead to them... Read more »
Most fostering agreements do not contain provisions for ownership. Any legal rights that you may potentially have will be contained in the fostering agreement or through written or oral statements made by the employer.
Honestly thought I was having the dog ditched on me but I have absolutely fallen in love with this animal. I have had her spade and microchipped and have paid for food, treats, baths, etc for the past three years. At what point can I claim this as my dog?
This is something on which one of the an animal law attorneys could advise best. But you await a response for four weeks. It sounds like a difficult situation. On one hand, it sounds like your position is that you could be seen as the dog's owner, in all but name and legal formality. On the...Read more »
My grandfather accidentally hit someone's dog the other day, and left the scene (which he's already been ticketed for), and the dog didn't make it. The dog's owners tried getting him to pay the vet bill for the services the dog recieved before passing. Does my grandfather have... Read more »
I licensed him under my name and I’m trying to find somewhere to microchip him under my name as well. My mom has paid all his vet bills because I didn’t have a way to but I have a job now and a way to pay for his medical needs when it comes to that time. I just want to know if there’s... Read more »
I owned a 25-pound poodle so there was no shed, no damage to the building, only slight barking from people passing in the building. There was never a problem with the dog before but now that he's passed and I took the time to grieve about it for a few weeks. I'd like a new poodle no... Read more »
I’m not sure what paperwork you referring to. If she is listed as the purchaser on the bill of sale then she will be able to claim ownership. If you’re concerned, you can sign an agreement with her establishing you as the owner.
She didn't ask if the dog could stay nothing. Just came home to her dog and everything else she owned gone. She's been over since and never says a word about the dog. I pay for food medicine everything for 9 months. She came over and while I was busy with the kids she took the dog. Now I... Read more »
You would have to sue her for ownership rights to be recognized. You can claim she abandoned the dog. However, unless she said or did anything that clearly expressed her wish to abandon, it will be an uphill battle. If you want to recover what you spent, you can sue her to be reimbursed for the...Read more »
Breeder insisted the dog was fine, but 2 Veternarian's both had the same diagnosis. Is the breeder liable to pay? I kept the puppy and it had surgery. It states that under NYS law, a "dealer" is held to the Pet Lemon Law, which states that reimbursement is an option for the... Read more »
The neighbor left for Texas for 5 months. I took her to my house because her other cat is very aggressive to the one I care for. Now she is bringing 2 ither cats to the house when she comes home. Can I sue or petition to keep her?
Me and my husband were homeless a year and a half ago and in the process of going to a shelter. We asked my husbands aunt to keep an eye on our dog until we got back on our feet. She agreed. And then she gave our dog away without informing us. She didn’t inform us until we showed up there and my... Read more »
You can possibly sue this person in replevin. I would talk to an animal attorney in NY, though, because in CO, once the dog is given to a good faith third party purchaser, the law protects that person and it is almost impossible to get the dog back.
A lady who filed it accused my friend of having her dog threatened her while walking pass my friend’s property with no fence. The dog is friendly and well behave. She also does not remember interacting with the accuser or anyone. So we are not sure here if we need a lawyer
I would highly recommend she get a lawyer when going to court. The consequences to your friend and her dog could be serious, so it's always best to speak to a lawyer to go over defenses and consequences prior to going to court.
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