Oklahoma Animal / Dog Law Questions & Answers

Q: Who is responsible if you hit a cow on a oklahoma highway

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law and Animal / Dog Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Apr 9, 2019
Kyle Persaud's answer
It depends on the precise facts of the situation.

Q: Can an ex keep a dog that was given as a gift? It's the ex's name but was a gift.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 12, 2019
Kyle Persaud's answer
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.

In deciding whether property is separate or marital, courts look to many factors surrounding the circumstances of how the dog was received. Because I do no know the exact circumstances, I cannot tell whether...

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

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 11, 2019
Kyle Persaud's answer
If the dog caused any damage, I think both the owner, and the door answerer, can be held responsible.

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Dec 30, 2018
Doak Willis' answer
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 loaned you the money, you can still get the dog back but you would need to make payments under whatever agreement you had when borrowing the money to get the dog.

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law and Animal / Dog Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Dec 17, 2018
Richard Winblad's answer
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. Also be aware of:

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments

Chapter 67 - Injuries to Animals

Animal Facilities Protection Act

Section 1685 - Acts of Cruelty to Animals...

Q: Dog not mine bites person front of business I'm cited find without due process of sixth amendment how do I appeal

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Dec 6, 2018
Richard Winblad's answer
You should retain a Kansas attorney.

https://youtu.be/Ue0fZfwHfzo

Q: A dog keeps coming into my yard, has lots of ticks and fleas can I keep him?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Oct 19, 2018
Richard Winblad's answer
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.

Q: Hit a pig on a state highway. What can I do about my car damage? Livestock owner said the 2 pigs escaped fence.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Agricultural Law and Animal / Dog Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 4, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
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.

Q: How many dogs can we have in our home?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jul 31, 2018
Richard Winblad's answer
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:

https://www.animallaw.info/statute/ok-breeder-oklahoma-statutes-annotated-title-4-animals-chapter-1a-commercial-pet-breeders#s30_4

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

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 26, 2018
Richard Winblad's answer
You are likely the victim of a scam. There is probably no dog, just cute pictures.

Q: A friend had two valuable show dogs ( Boston terriers) a grand champion female and her son sired by the #2 ranked male

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 6, 2018
Richard Winblad's answer
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.

Q: I have two dog 5 pounds each on my property not on a leash under my control. Can I be ticketed.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Wrongful Death for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 1, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
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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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

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Animal / Dog Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 25, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
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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Q: If my Neighbors accusation that I Kicked their children or their dogs but in fact I haven't do anything to them.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Family Law and Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 17, 2017
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
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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Q: Can she sue for this?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Nov 13, 2017
Doak Willis' answer
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.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Oklahoma on
Answered on Oct 22, 2017
Richard Winblad's answer
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.

Q: My neighbor used weed and grass killer on a huge long strip of my backyard, i have 2 dogs, can I press charges?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Answered on Mar 25, 2017
Robert Donald Gifford II's answer
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.

Q: Can an animal vaccine manufacturer be sued?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Products Liability for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 20, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
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.

Q: I am being sued for a dog bite that happened by dogs the roam the neighborhood...we have dogs but all are secure.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 2, 2017
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Contact your homeowners. Follow their advice. You have a defense so I wouldn't worry. Tell that person they should contact the dog warden so hopefully they can identify the owner.

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