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2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Contracts for Oklahoma on
Q: Does the animal cruelty laws in state of oklahoma also applies from dr associated or veternary visit at a local petco?

A family member of mine's service in training dog was abused in choke position while the 1 year old puppy was screaming and crying while customers were staring at the vet dr at local petco. Plus the female doctor was also hitting him on the head and nose because of improper medical training with... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 20, 2019

The answer to your question depends on the definition of "animal cruelty" under Oklahoma statutory law. If you are still interested in learning whether the vet's treatment is covered, hire a lawyer who specializes in animal law in Oklahoma.

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Oklahoma on
Q: The pitbull next door charges the fence when I go outside. It is unprovoked. Can I sue the home owner for mental anguish

The fence is short and I am scared everytime that he will jump it.

Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Apr 10, 2019

No. Your facts as stated do not rise to a tort.

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law and Animal / Dog Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Who is responsible if you hit a cow on a oklahoma highway
Kyle Persaud
Kyle Persaud answered on Apr 9, 2019

It depends on the precise facts of the situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can an ex keep a dog that was given as a gift? It's the ex's name but was a gift.
Kyle Persaud
Kyle Persaud answered on Mar 12, 2019

Were you ever married to the ex?

If you were married to the ex, then it depends on whether the dog was separate property or marital property. If the dog was separate property, then, the ex may keep the dog. If the dog was marital property, then you have a claim to the dog.

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Who is responsible the owner of the dog that is not home but the dog gets out or the person who answers the door
Kyle Persaud
Kyle Persaud answered on Mar 11, 2019

If the dog caused any damage, I think both the owner, and the door answerer, can be held responsible.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I have a dog that me and an ex boyfriend got he currently has her, and won't give her back or let me see her.

He gave me money to adopt the dog my ID is on file for the dog, i just want to be able to share custody.

Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Dec 30, 2018

There are no custody rights to dogs. Either you own the dog or your ex boyfriend does. You state he gave you the money to adopt the dog. Was the money a gift? If so and the paperwork as you claim has your name on it, the dog is yours and you can get it back through a small claims action. If he... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law and Animal / Dog Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I have a guy who will not move his horses out of a pasture I lease. He has never paid board or bought feed.

I've asked him multiple times to move them and he won't. Agreed on a date and that day came and went. Now since it's winter I have to feed them and I just want them gone. Don't know what's the right thing to do to get this process done.

Richard Winblad
Richard Winblad answered on Dec 17, 2018

4 OK Stat § 4-191 (2017)

Any person employed in feeding, grazing or herding any domestic animals, whether in pasture or otherwise, shall have a lien on said animals for the amount due for such feeding, grazing or herding.

The statutes provide for a means to foreclose that lien....
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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Dog not mine bites person front of business I'm cited find without due process of sixth amendment how do I appeal

Was denied jury trial was denied to confront my accusers

Richard Winblad
Richard Winblad answered on Dec 6, 2018

You should retain a Kansas attorney.

https://youtu.be/Ue0fZfwHfzo

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Oklahoma on
Q: A dog keeps coming into my yard, has lots of ticks and fleas can I keep him?

He apparently is a neighbors dog, some man came and asked for him back the first time he was at our house and I suggested a vet appointment and a good bath...a week later (today) the dog is back and in same condition ..can I keep him?

Richard Winblad
Richard Winblad answered on Oct 19, 2018

An animal is considered property of it's owner. Therefore, unfortunately, it cannot choose it's owner. Sadly the answer is no unless the dog is given to you by the owner.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Agricultural Law and Animal / Dog Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Hit a pig on a state highway. What can I do about my car damage? Livestock owner said the 2 pigs escaped fence.

We’re in Oklahoma the accident happened in Minco, OK to be specific. The livestock was in the middle of my lane I did everything I could to prevent hitting it but it happened anyway. I was almost to a complete stop when I saw the car behind us about to run into us so I then pulled to the side of... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 4, 2018

Get an estimate and have it paid for by farmer or his insurance. Or if you have collision run it through yours and they can,,,,, call farmers (as it were)(sorry).

If you were injured, contact a member of the Oklahoma Assn for Justice--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Oklahoma on
Q: How many dogs can we have in our home?

Theres 3 adults and 2 teenagers in total in our home and we have 6 dogs, 2 small inside dogs and 4 big outside dogs. Is that too many dogs?

Richard Winblad
Richard Winblad answered on Jul 31, 2018

To answer this you will need to review your city or town ordinances. You might also need to review the neighborhood restrictive covenants. If you are leasing review your agreement. If you are breeding dogs review:... Read more »

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Q: I payed for a puppy over the internet they won't give it to me trying to charge more money

Even tryed to go pick up the dog said they would not give it

Richard Winblad
Richard Winblad answered on Mar 26, 2018

You are likely the victim of a scam. There is probably no dog, just cute pictures.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Oklahoma on
Q: A friend had two valuable show dogs ( Boston terriers) a grand champion female and her son sired by the #2 ranked male

The dogs were sent with a friend who lives in south Texas for temporary housing while the owner was going through a dog barking citation case in Oklahoma City, when that concluded the woman in Texas refused to return these valuable dogs. What should she do?

Richard Winblad
Richard Winblad answered on Mar 6, 2018

She could sue for conversion to recover the dogs. This would be expensive. She may also be able to file a police report but would likely be told this is a "civil" matter.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Wrongful Death for Oklahoma on
Q: I have two dog 5 pounds each on my property not on a leash under my control. Can I be ticketed.
Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean answered on Mar 1, 2018

Sorry I didn't see your question earlier. If you live outside the city limits, no tickets unless your dogs cause harm. If you're inside a city limits, it depends on what the city ordinances provide for.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Animal / Dog Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I bought a Rottweiler pup my grandma offered to house train her because I had a newborn too. Now he won't give her back
Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean answered on Jan 25, 2018

You ned to talk seriously with her again to see if you can resolve the issue. Enlist the help of family. Then see an attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Family Law and Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: If my Neighbors accusation that I Kicked their children or their dogs but in fact I haven't do anything to them.

What it my right what if they call the police and lied about that

Gary Johnston Dean
Gary Johnston Dean answered on Nov 17, 2017

Just tell the police it's not true. They can't arrest you without a warrant, and no prosecutor is likely to file this. So, don't worry.

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can she sue for this?

We live out in the country in Oklahoma. Our neighbour is trying to sue ONLY because our dog sometimes chases her kids when they walk home from school. The dog hasnt bit her or anything. Can she sue for this?

Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Nov 13, 2017

Anybody can sue anybody else. The question is would your neighbor have a cause of action that wouldn't be tossed out of Court for failing to state a cause of action. Your neighbor could sue but would lose under your set of facts set out herein.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Oklahoma on
Q: My daughter was employed by a dog daycare for a very short time when she was bitten trying to stop 2 dogs from fighting

She is 19 and received virtually no training on how to handle situations like that other than to squirt them with a water bottle. There were 3 employees watching 70 dogs. She wasn’t even allowed to leave to get medical treatment even though she was bitten quite badly. What legal actions can she... Read more »

Richard Winblad
Richard Winblad answered on Oct 22, 2017

She may be entitled to Workers Compensation and/or claims against the dogs' owners. She should seek out an attorney who handles comp & personal injury claims.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Q: My neighbor used weed and grass killer on a huge long strip of my backyard, i have 2 dogs, can I press charges?

He may have poisoned my dogs as well. He has threatened me and given warning by police. Ever since my husband passed he has been harassing, threatening, bullying, and even calling the police on me for no reason. Both the town and him has been taking advantage of the fact that i am disabled also,... Read more »

Robert Donald Gifford II
Robert Donald Gifford II answered on Mar 25, 2017

It maybe advisable to ask to meet with a police officer to make a report just to document everything that has been happening. Next, you may want to speak to an attorney about getting a civil injunction against him, and maybe even a protective order.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Products Liability for Oklahoma on
Q: Can an animal vaccine manufacturer be sued?

Hello, I was wondering if an animal vaccine manufacturer can be sued over the death of an animal. We had to put our dog down today because of distemper, even though she had been vaccinated. The vet has the records and is checking to see if the manufacturer will pay the veterinarian bill for having... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 20, 2017

If its a recurrent problem, possibly a class action. The law treats pets like objects.They have a certain retail value, and the value of your pet based on resales for dogs of that age, variety, condition is what youi get--what it meant to you, you don't get.

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