Peter N. Munsing's answer You should report her claim to your homeowners insurance. Did she pay the vet bill? Generally,you are responsible in most states for your animal's actions. If you let them loose, then you may be responsible.
Peter N. Munsing's answer I doubt it. If they violate a speed law that's one thing. However duty to stop is if property is damaged and they caused it. Your pooch ran into them, it sounds like. Time to dog proof your fence.
Matthew S Flemming's answer I'm sorry to hear about your hunting dog. However, in this instance, if your animal went on to another's property, it is considered a trespass. Furthermore, under Ohio law, owners of dogs are strictly liable for any actions of their animal that leads to the injury of another. If that animal was attacking another person's property while committing that trespass, they have the ability to protect their property from being damaged.
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Joseph Jaap's answer Use the Find a Lawyer tab and retain a local attorney to help you with enforcing ORC. Your attorney can review all the facts and advise you of actions to take, or court action to file.
Matthew Williams' answer There are lots of laws in Ohio concerning the behavior of dogs. Just about every city has one, or more than one. They vary, sometimes dramatically. But, in general, they require the owner to control the dog's behavior in a manner that ensures the dog does not harm or frighten any person or property including other pets.
Matthew Williams' answer Call the humane society, of course. When a dog is lost, the shelters are required to hold the dog for a short period of time and make some effort to locate the owner. But, they are allowed to list them for adoption pretty quickly.
Joseph Jaap's answer You can't shoot them. Talk to your local animal control or SPCA. They might issue a citation to her. Or try to get the local building and zoning department, or some other city office, to take action. You could also consider filing a nuisance action in court. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult a local attorney to advise you.
Matthew Williams' answer What was the agreement when you gave her the dog? Did you agree to pay something? Did she ask you to then? If you said "can you watch my dog while I find a place?" and she said "sure" then she can't turn around and charge you for it. But, if you agreed to pay her and now don't want to because of the spaying issue, that's different.
Andrew Zulieve Esq's answer It depends on the rental contract that you have with the land owner. If the contract prohibits you from having dogs or other pets on the property, then likely you cannot have a dog on it. If there is no contract, then an attorney may be required to review the local ordinance on this issue.
Matthew Williams' answer You need to check with the city in which you reside. Some cities have bans on owning pitbulls, others require the owner of a pitbull to secure insurance or take steps to keep the animal contained, others still have no rules at all.
Matthew Williams' answer If he legitimately fears the dog with do serious harm to him or his kids, he can use deadly force to avoid that harm. But, he can't shoot the dog just because he finds it annoying.
Joseph Jaap's answer You could try to file a police report. They are not likely to take it seriously, and might tell you it is a family matter to resolve, and tell you to talk with your uncle and others about it. A claim could be filed in small claims court. Maybe find out who has the cat, and tell that person to return it.
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