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Q: Can you sue someone for their animals being on your property?

In cases when the dog gets off the chain from their backyard. The dog has been on the property several times.

Nicholas Nelson
Nicholas Nelson answered on Dec 12, 2017

Generally, an owner of a domestic animal has a duty to reasonably control the domestic animal. If a person fails to reasonably control his or her pet, he or she may be liable for resulting damage. This is general legal information and should not be relied upon in your specific case. An attorney... Read more »

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Q: My dog was attacked by another dog. now my dog needs a $4000 surgery. can I make the other dog owner pay?
Nicholas Nelson
Nicholas Nelson answered on Dec 12, 2017

Generally, an aggrieved party may sue another for damage that results to themselves or their property by the negligent acts of another. If an animal has a history of violent acts, it may be classified as a "dangerous animal" and be subject to a higher standard of care by its owner than... Read more »

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Q: Someone employed by the same company as me just kicked my dog. Is there anything I can do to said person?

My dog (8 lb shihtzu) is at work with me. He was barking at a male employee and said employee was yelling at my dog making him bark even more. When I heard this, I went into the room and saw said employee kick my dog. I'm not sure if he's hurt, I don't think he is. But I just... Read more »

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Nov 5, 2017

If they kicked your dog for absolutely no reason, report it to police. If they kicked your dog because your dog was threatening them, let it go. Whether you're allowed to bring your dog to work depends on your work's policies. I know very few workplaces that are welcoming to dogs. Hope that helps!

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Q: What if a dog ran away from a grooming salon?
Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Aug 25, 2017

I am unsure what your question may be. Is the grooming salon liable? Maybe.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Landlord - Tenant for North Dakota on
Q: Can apartments make you get rid of a therapy dog that 2 of your dr's think you need and you have a medical papework?
Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Jul 24, 2017

Believe it or not, I have run into this problem being faced by my clients quite frequently in the past. A letter from a medical doctor or therapist is all that is needed to classify the animal as an assistance animal. Landlords must agree to a reasonable accommodation request if the disability... Read more »

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