We do sign the HOA contract, it does allow for service pets, so if I have a mastiff (way over the allowed size) (I am in Ohio btw) and I register it as a service dog or emotional support dog, can the HOA take legal action or demand that I show legal proof of my pets training and certification
answered on Aug 11, 2022
The HOA can require confirmation of the status of the animal, and the HOA might be able to have the animal removed if the HOA went to court and the court determines that the size restriction is reasonable, even for a service animal.
Sent to court and had hearing and a 600 bind was set for the care of him and again my boyfriend is the owner of this dog but he is my ESA dog
answered on May 15, 2022
You are being told that you cannot adopt the dog because your boyfriend still owns the dog unless he fails to pay that $600 cost of care
bond the court just set. If he fails maintain ownership during the case by missing any payments, typically he forfeits his ownership which then goes to... Read more »
Our dog is hyper, overly playful and everyone loves our dog. Just about 7 days ago, our dog wandered just 3 houses over. The guy came out with a handgun, directly aimed at the dog… in front of my kid and her friend - a few yards away.
My kid coaxed our dog away from them - traumatized... Read more »
answered on Nov 4, 2022
First, you should report the incident to the police. It's not clear where your dog was vis-a-vis this nut's property at the time he was shot. But unless the dog was attacking or about to attack a person, you can't just shoot them.
In 2019 we got a dog. Then she became everyone’s since I worked. He would always say it’s his dog but no legal papers saying he has ownership. Recently he moved. And I registered her under my name and now he is threatening to sue me. And he didn’t care about her for over a month since he’s... Read more »
answered on Apr 27, 2022
A dog is considered personal property. If he sues you to get the dog, the court will determine who is the rightful owner based on all the evidence and testimony. You can use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney if he sues you. Until then, you don't have to respond to him.
answered on Dec 18, 2021
Possibly. More facts are needed but it certainly a risk if she is restricted not just from owning but from cohabitating as well.
Probation release October 2021
Prison release November 2018
Charge is child endangerment related to child abuse.
What release date is used to start the 3 year count in order to own a dog?
answered on Dec 18, 2021
You learn something new every day. The three years starts running the day of your release, if you were incarcerated. Note that the chipping requirement has no end date. You’ll have to microchip any unspayed/neutered dog over 12 weeks old, or any dangerous dog as defined in Chapter 955. Also note,... Read more »
What are my rights if this dog continues to come here and do this, we’ve called the warden already and spoke to the neighbor she refuses to tie up dog when it’s let out of her house and is requesting us to call her to clean up the mess and I am not okay with this I don’t want to do with it at... Read more »
answered on Sep 23, 2021
I would keep after law enforcement, or if all else fails hire a lawyer. I show the Mansfield Ordinance 505.03 (Link below) lays out criminal charges for failing to control a dangerous dog. The owner could also face civil penalties if the dog does harm someone. Hopefully it never gets to that... Read more »
Bite happened on the job. They didn’t think I needed to go to the hospital so I took myself the next morning for tetanus shot and got antibiotics. Work didn’t even contact the owner for 3 days to discuss attack. Been over 6 days and I have no vaccination records, no doctor bills paid and am... Read more »
answered on Sep 20, 2021
You pose a very interesting question. The claims against your employer would be limited to workers' compensation. You can open a claim on the Ohio BWC website. However, the owner, keeper and/or harborer of the dog has strict liability. The only defenses are teasing and tormenting the dog... Read more »
I'm curious because I would like to care for dogs in my home and wanted to know what the city deemed appropriate for one household. I figured if I knew the number it may help my application for a variance or special use permit. I personally would never house more than 5 dogs at one time. Thank you!
answered on Sep 17, 2021
There are multiple factors here that need to be considered based on the facts you provided. I suggest sitting down with a business or real estate attorney in or adjacent to Westerville. For your reference, the City Ordinances can be found at the URL below.... Read more »
I had to pay 450$ then as the month goes on no dog i had to pay for food was200 then it went 300 . now they wont a special crate for 800 but the lady i bought the from said she pay300 then he told he demanded his money he calling the police for abanden thdog i called the dublin ohio police they... Read more »
answered on Sep 17, 2021
No question is asked here. For guidance on your specific situation you will need to sit down with an attorney to review the facts in detail. There are numerous additional factors that will need to be evaluated to determine what rights you may have.
Best of luck.
She bought a house and came into my house when I was not there and took the dogs and now will not let me see them.
answered on Aug 11, 2021
I’m not sure if your situation falls under common law marriage (or if Ohio recognizes such) so I’d suggest you figure that out first. You may need to file for divorce and division of debt/property.
If you are not considered common law married you need to file a replevin action against... Read more »
We went to the house where we suspected the dog lived twice. We were informed by the woman in the house that the dog belongs to her brother who is homeless and on drugs. She told my boyfriend to keep the dog because she couldn't take it. We have had the dog for 1 week, and the alleged owner is... Read more »
answered on Aug 9, 2021
If it's his dog and wants it back, you have no right to refuse him. Dogs are treated like personal property under the law with few exceptions. If the dog is running lose, you can contact animal control if you're concerned. Otherwise, if he agrees to give you ownership you can take the... Read more »
And the volunteer that was walking that dog through the lobby part didn’t pay attention and then I filled a accident report out and then the dog warden found owner of the lost dog and gave out my personal information and showed pics of me to the owner are they allowed to do that also am I able to... Read more »
answered on Jul 5, 2021
I believe you can sue the owner and maybe the organization who had a negligent volunteer. I don't know of why the warden could not show your picture.
She was taken to the hospital the police and hospital took the dragon and placed him in a shelter a few days later they released the bearded dragon to me and I have him registered as my esa can they take him from me or press charges
answered on Jun 29, 2021
If the pet belongs to her, then you need to return it. She paid for it I presume? If you keep property that does not belong to you it is criminal theft and you can serve time in jail. Additionally, she can sue you civilly for monetary damages she incurs because of your actions.
answered on Apr 15, 2021
Under certain circumstances, yes. More information is needed to know if they could take your dog.
Now my friend has her is that illegal? The owners finally contacted me and want her back but I don’t have her. What do I do?
It's now been over a year and I messaged just to see if she ever intended to pick her up to which she said I can't pay you but if she's too much she could come get her she came in a ten gallon fish tank with a hide she could barely fit in.. knew nothing about guinea pigs but... Read more »
answered on Mar 2, 2021
Attorneys who handle animal/dog law matters would be able to advise best, but you await a response for four weeks. Although we see our animals as family members, the general premise is that they are considered property. So it could probably be argued that the other person did not expressly abandon... Read more »
I took him to vet within 48 and he has a double yeast ear infection and intestinal parasites. I asked the seller to refund the vet fees and they said the contract says I'm responsible for vet fees. So then I asked to return the puppy for a full refund and they stated they will take the puppy... Read more »
answered on Feb 2, 2021
It will depend on what the contract says. You should hire an attorney to review the contract and advise you of your rights. Good luck!
What kind of recourse do I have? The dog was AKC registered and only 2 years old when we put him down. We have the autopsy records that show it is a genetic defect that caused its death.
answered on Jan 19, 2021
Did the breeder guarantee the dog's health or anything like that? You may have recourse but it depends on the particular facts in your situation. I would consult with an attorney.
My dog got out of my yard while I was at the store , he was taken to a shelter and when I called and scheduled to pick him up I was not made aware of a time limit that would give them ownership.. they then call me the day after he supposedly became their property to tell me he would be nuetered , I... Read more »
answered on Nov 29, 2020
In Colorado it’s 5 days, so it’s probably something similar in Ohio. I guess they should have told you, but they’re not really required to and most laws operate under the assumption that the owner will come immediately. Maybe they’ll let you re-adopt him
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