Food or water I found the pup 3 days after she left . The pup destroyed carpets and other flooring as well as drywall . I’m know taking care of the pup and want to keep him . She is not returning any calls , am I allowed to keep him so I can get him to vet and get him up to date on vaccines and... Read more »
When they are outside, they bark continuously. Every time we go outside we have dogs barking at us. We have complained to the township trustees, and have even called the sheriff a couple times. The only answer we get is there is no law governing this. The only thing the township told me is that... Read more »
Have you talked to the neighbors about it? If there is no local ordinance, then your options are limited. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney who can review the facts and discuss filing a nuisance lawsuit. But neighbor problems are difficult to resolve, and can escalate,...Read more »
I don’t have possession of the puppy and yet I am left with the bill. I didn’t have anywhere to go with the pup at first so I said he could take care of her. Is there anyway I can get out of a contract if I don’t have the dog ? Also, since I am the owner (says the vet) do I have rights to... Read more »
You can file a small claims action for either the vet bill or the dog. You can also plead in the alternative for either. For example, your requested relief from the court can be either he turns over the dog, or he pays the vet bills.
1. You will not be liable from the moment he pays for the dog and you give him the dog. Dogs, cats, etc., function as conventional property in our legal system. As soon as the transfer/sale is complete, she is no longer your dog. You will want to complete a "Dog Transfer" form to move the...Read more »
My neighbors leave their dog outside in a small fenced in area 24/7. I never see it out. There is a dog house but it doesn’t have a flap and I don’t think it has any straw. It stays out there even when temperatures drop below 30 degrees. Is this even legal? It’s heartbreaking.
It is not legal. R.C. § 959.131(D)(3) states that it is considered torture to "confine the companion animal without affording it. during the impoundment or confinement, with access to shelter from heat, cold, wind, rain, snow, or excessive direct sunlight if it can reasonably be expected that the...Read more »
Veterinary records are not protected like human medical records. That being said, your veterinarian likely has a policy and guidelines they use for patient information. You should contact your veterinarian and ask what their policy is.
I have an emotional support service dog. My ex who has the mother and father/brother of my dog does not have any type of papers showing ownership of my dogs parents, he is refusing to give me my dog back I do have Shiloh tagged and license and have an ID number for her to be my service dog.
Emotional support animals are assistance animals, not service dogs. This is an important legal distinction to keep in mind. You would need to go to Court, small claims likely, and ask for the specific performance of having the dog returned. You will want to bring all evidence that the dog is yours...Read more »
The pet clause in the lease is stated that there shall be no pets without written permission from the Lessor and that the lease is for humans only and no creatures other than homo-sapiens. It is a duplex and the landlord does not live the premises. I have a previous letter from one doctor and had... Read more »
Notify the landlord that you have an assistance animal which complies with the Federal Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, which require that landlords reasonably accommodate service and assistance animals for tenants with disabilities. Assistance animals are exempted from pet...Read more »
Probably nothing. They cannot "lie" about the breed, as shelters are usually guessing and not actually certifying that the dog is a particular breed. You should love the dog and give him/her a loving, caring home as she/he has likely been through enough.
Then when the dogs are going potty they walk back and forth along the fence line which gets my dogs extremely agitated and start barking. My dogs are never out alone but he says he’s gonna call the mayor because it’s a nuisance. Are we doing anything wrong
I own three dogs. I allow them to go in the fenced in backyard to play and do their business. Someone is coming and opening the gate to my fence and allowing my dogs to get out. It’s happened multiple times. We wired our gate shut and someone still pulled it off and let my dogs out. What can I do?
My ex purchased a puppy which I helped raise/pay for. We split and he kept the dog in his custody for 5 months. He then left for college and could no longer care for it. He passed it off to his friend for 2 months, then asked if I would take the dog back because it would be in the best care. The... Read more »
If this were to turn into a court battle, which would be silly, the question would be what was your agreement when you took the dog. If I’m going to study abroad for a year and I give my friend my dog to take care of with the understanding that it’s still my dog. Then it’s still my dog no...Read more »
I was going to purchase a puppy, I agreed to pay a down payment to hold the puppy, they opened credit and charged me immediately. I called them 3 days from initial contact, had not picked up the puppy and they refuse to refund me, and it's $3,000! I never met them in person and never paid them... Read more »
Well, you say you paid but didn’t pay a down payment, so which is it? Was $3000 the entire purchase price? What was the agreed upon down payment? You can probably sue these people, and it sound like there are others who may want to do the same.
My dog got loose today and our neighbor said he had killed one of his chickens. the warden then says I have ten days to pay the 150 dollar fine, he didn’t say what could happen after that, but I don’t get paid for another 12 days. what can i do? who can I contact?
I only had her in my possession for nearly 48 hours, Come to find out the dog has parvo which is a deadly disease to other dogs. Since the dog is not registered to me can I get fined or in trouble for calling animal control and having her picked up as a stray? I knew her medical bills would be more... Read more »
You're asking whether you can lie to animal control because you bought a dog with parvo? No. You can try to return the dog to the seller, attempt to bring a lawsuit against the seller, or attempt to surrender the animal to the local humane society.
attached to him as well as my cat, Oscar so we were sharing him. She took him on July 28 and won't return him or let me bring him home--I babysit her daughter for free in her home. My husband and I have been paying his vet bills as well as his food and upkeep (i.e., grooming) for the past 18+... Read more »
What was the understanding when she gave you the dog? If you were just supposed to look after the dog on a temporary basis, then it’s still hers even if that time was extended and you took on the dog’s expenses. If she gave the dog to you as a gift, then it’s yours.
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