Not necessarily. If your ex hasn’t said anything, he could come back to get the dog at really any time. If you to settle the matter now, you can offer to buy the dog from him. If you get an agreement make sure you get it in writing!
This question is difficult to answer because you provided no details about what the problem is. I'm guessing it's either noise or smell or both. If that's the case, you could sue for nuisance, but you might have a "coming to the nuisance" problem, depending on NC law.
My neighbors dogs are always getting out and they come to our home. When I call them and tell them, they will not come and get them for days-weeks at a time. We have even taken them to the vet when they’ve needed medical attention. What are our rights in this situation?
The dog wasn't on public road, but on the side of a private driveway, defecating. The driver was going too fast, was not paying attention, and hit and crushed her skull with his truck. My understanding is that my dog can be loose on private property. She did not run to, or in front of the... Read more »
File a claim with their insurance company. You can claim for the financial loss, and also may have a claim for negligent infliction of emotional distress. I'd suggest you talk to a member of the NC Trial Lawyers Assn/Assn for Justice --- they focus their practice on these types of cases, and...Read more »
If your dog bit their child then you are responsible and they do not have to use their own insurance, in fact most of the time their insurance may refuse to pay. What would likely happen is they will make a claim on your homeowner's insurance which should cover the claim unless you have the...Read more »
I'm riding my bicycle through my neighborhood (on the street) last night, and I come up on a lady with 2 German Shepherds loose in her yard with her. I hear her say "oh no", and the dogs start growling/barking, and then they attack me. As she's yelling "they don't... Read more »
Yes, you should be able to receive reimbursement for the medical bills you incurred. You can also receive compensation from the dog owner for the injuries you suffered. You need to show that the German Shepherds were pet dogs, and the owner did not confine them. Vicious dogs like German...Read more »
I was arrested in 2003 for animal cruelty. Main reason was a dog got behind me and I was scared so I kicked the dog and it ran into the streets and got ran over by a car. I have the right to protect myself is all I was doing. I stay a day in jail and was released the next day. I went to court a... Read more »
Regarding the animal cruelty issue: it will depend, first of all, on the statute under which you are charged. Also, you say you pled guilty and that your case was dismissed. If you pled guilty, your case was not likely dismissed, and there were likely charges. You will want to consult with an...Read more »
I'm trying to settle with a seperation agreement and avoid court. 50/50 split debt and equity. No kids. Minimal assests. I'm refinancing and keeping the house. Paying out her equity. Close to equal income. She is planning on taking 5 dogs. I will be keeping 1 dog, 2 rabbits, 1 goat and 6... Read more »
What makes you think the Court would award a 50/50 split? As to the agreement - you can set it up virtually anyway you want. The trick is to get her to agree to it and sign it. Of course, if you are doing your own agreement odds are you should be more concerned about properly drafting it instead...Read more »
Have been going to local vet for 6 years, and they know our dog slips out of slip leash. Now I only use harness and told them to use this week. They didn't and dog got out os slip leash, and gate left open during walk. Our dog ran across 5 lane highway, made it, but then gone. Vet call me... Read more »
I've asked her to stop in person a couple times, written a letter and given it to her and talked to her landlord. She stops for a while then starts up again. Is there anything else I can do? My yard is fenced in and I should be able to let my dogs out into it without any problems or having to... Read more »
It likely depends on who owns the dog as to who gets to keep the dog. However, there may be some legal options so he should consult with a local attorney who can go over the situation in more detail and lay out his options.
My wife was bitten by a dog a training facility in N.Carolina. They are not the owners of the dog. The insurance policy at this facilty does not cover my wife. The owners of the dog are another adoption facilty in S.Carolina,who sends dogs to this training facility who have a bad history of... Read more »
It'll be a question of who had responsibility for the dog at the time. Suggest you contact a member of the NCAssn for Justice such as Doug Abrams in Raleigh--you can use my name; he'll give you a free consult.
He left without asking his roommate if he would watch her and his roommate is no longer able to watch the dog so he has asked me to take her... if I believe that the dog isn't being taken care of, can I keep her?
To a rescue and checked for microchips but none found or no rabies tags, the dogs were very malnurished and heartworm positive treatment was started but in the mean time animal control saw the dogs posted on Facebook and thought they knew the owners. Animal control picked up the dogs without... Read more »
There would have to be a determination that the treatment of the dogs amounts to animal abuse or cruelty, not negligence. the owners could then be charged and the animals removed .I would contact local police department to find out what agency, either animal control, Sheriff's Department...Read more »
I recently left my boyfriend of 2.5 years. His mother gave me a puppy a year ago. While packing my things, he told me I could not take her then proceeded to call his mother after I said I was taking her because she is mine. His mother came over and politely walked up and let my dog out of her... Read more »
You certainly have a valid claim. It would also help, in addition to the receipts you listed, if you paid county taxes for the dog. Even if you decide to represent yourself, you should consult with an attorney in your county before drafting, filing, and serving the necessary complaint and civil...Read more »
I'm fairly certain I am entitled to this right under the fair housing act but I cant find the exact legislation so that I can present it to my land lord. It will be a dog for the purpose of emotional support/comfort, NOT a service animal. I have found plenty of info on service animals and none... Read more »
Yesterday 2 children came to my house and asked me if I had a cat missing, they were trying to persuade me to keep the cat. I said the cat wasn't mine. (It's a kitten) today this cat ended up on my door step so I asked the children when they were coming home from school if they were... Read more »
The children want the cat, right? It is a stray cat, right? Have you read the local city or county ordinance concerning animal control? Is it worth actually going to see an attorney about this, or will you just let the children have the cat that they want?
My husband and I are separated and can't find a solution to custody of our dogs. I would like to keep them in my possession until after divorce proceedings. Is that illegal or considered stealing? Can he call police to come take them from me? We live in NC.
Assuming you acquired the dogs during the marriage, then the dogs are marital property ( I know they are children to you, but the law sees them as property, like your car or your couch). So, you keeping them is not theft, anymore than you keeping whatever furniture you have in your possession that...Read more »
About 3 years ago I had a horse that was sold out from under me at the time I didn't have the money or help to hire a lawyer to make a case (I knew who sold him without my okay but not the person who had him) I had just graduated high school and was barely 18 when it happend.
The horse being stolen was a crime against you which you should have reported to the police back then. It might be too late at this stage to do that, because you knew about it back then and did not report it. People cannot just sit on their rights for years and then expect to be able to do...Read more »
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