You can sue her in court for the return of your pet or for monetary damages. How much it will cost is impossible to know. With a bit of planning, you might be able to put her on the hook for your attorney's fees and costs but there is no guarantee ahead of time.
Oregon follows a strict liability rule when it comes to dog bites. This means that in most cases, a dog owner can be held liable for any injuries or damages caused by their dog, regardless of whether the dog has a history of aggression or not.
Being a GSD dog is irrelevant to this situation. You are vulnerable to being sued and your dog is likely subject to being restricted henceforth. Depending where this occured, your dog may be required to be muzzled and leashed whenever not inside your house, possibly have a secure kennel installed,...View More
Doesn't matter if new person has only owned the dog for 2 minutes; is there something about selling the dog you don't understand? IF the buyer wants to sell it back to you, at whatever price you both agree upon, they can. But you have no right to demand or force it and they are free to...View More
I have reported this to my landlord, property manager and leasing staff via email and in person more than 30 times since September 18, 2022, the day my neighbor moved in. But over 4 months later now very little has changed. My property manager kept asking me to present 3rd party confirmation but... View More
First, if you are in Multnomah County and the dog either barks for more than 10 minutes straight or intermittently for more than 30 minutes, gather your proof (record it?) and file a complaint with Multnomah County Animal Control. The process can take some pursuit but they do try to enforce the...View More
My pets were abducted two months ago by my ex-roomie who was acting very mentally unstable leading up to me asking him to move out of my home. I filed a lawsuit in Washington County small claims court against him, which is where my home is located and where the defendant relocated. I recently got a... View More
Yes, you apparently have a Judgment in your favor but now need to be able to enforce it. In this case, that appears to have to be done by a Sheriff and that in turn only happens when the Sheriff gets an express Order (Writ) from the Judge telling the Sheriff to go enforce your Judgment but taking...View More
You must be in a rough state of mind losing your boyfriend and your dogs. If you have title to the dogs or other documentation of ownership of the dogs, you should be able to get your dogs back. Unfortunately, the cost of hiring an attorney would likely exceed the value of the dogs. You might...View More
Legally she owes you based upon your verbal agreement. However, it may difficult to prove a verbal agreement and impractical to collect even if you do. If the agreement is in writing and the person is a home owner, the agreement will be much easier to enforce.
I rehomed him and I told him about all of the dog dietary issues and about his anxiety. He took him and then two weeks later he told that he was having issues with him. I told the new owner we couldn’t take him back due my new living situation. The new told me a week later that he had found him a... View More
You should shut up and say absolutely NOTHING to anyone except your attorney. You have no legal obligation to discuss the matter with anyone, including the police if they become involved. Doing so can only hurt you and be twisted to be used against you. It likely will simply fade away as an...View More
Any attorney would need to know more to fully answer your question. For instance, does the tenant claim the animals a service animals? Can the tenants be given a no-cause eviction under the new laws limiting no-cause evictions? Do the tenants have any potential counterclaims? Can you prove a...View More
You might want to consider small claims court in light of the fact that most attorneys charge $300-$400 per hour. You cannot have an attorney in small claims court. If you obtain a judicial order for in junctive relief for the return of the cat, she would be in contempt of court if she does not...View More
A. A person commits the offense of possession of a stolen animal if a person has in his/her care, custody, possession or control an animal not owned by that person and not placed by the owner/caretaker of that animal, in the persons care, custody... View More
Only non attorneys can appear in small claims court. If you know who has your cat and you can prove you own the cat, you could file a case in small claims court and ask for injunctive relief for the return of your cat. You could also hire an attorney on an hourly basis to file a civil suit for...View More
I took my puppy in yesterday for a swollen foot. I had a medical emergency with my husband and had to use the money I had for gas. Now the vet won't return my dog. If this is illegal please send an ors # for me to give to the sheriff because they don't know for sure. Thank you
The vet has a lien on your pet to secure payment for their services. Just like you can't pick up your car from the repair shop without paying for it, you don't get to pick up your pet until you pay the bill. Why would you think you could get the vet's services without paying for it?
The roommate was told he has to move and now the landlord doesn't want to rent toe just the other roommate but they talk to each other and other people about me and eviction court and conspire stories to make up to try to get the judge to favor them the guy assulted me and the landlord and... View More
I am not seeing much of a question here so it is difficult to know how to respond. IF your question is can the landlord and now ex-tenant talk about you between themselves, the answer is of course - you have no right to control who someone talks to or what they talk about. If you believe they are...View More
If your lease does not allow for pets then your landlord has a right to serve you with a notice of termination for the violation. However, if your animal is an emotional support animal ("ESA"), you need to show your landlord your note from your doctor proving your animal is an ESA, which...View More
If you have not contacted your homeowner's insurance, contact your insurance company and allow them to speak with the person who was injured. This is one of the situations of why you pay for homeowner's insurance.
I was supposed to purchase a dog late September from this girl. She was not an experienced breeder and lied about multiple factors with this purchase. She wants to sue me because I haven’t had the money when she made me bring the dog home way sooner than I was ready for. We signed a paper saying... View More
Apparently she is threatening to sue you for the money, so when you brought the dog home is totally irrelevant (and no, she did NOT "make" you bring it home early - you agreed to do so and need to take responsibility for your actions). Hopefully there is a writing specifying the sales...View More
Depending on the circumstances and where the dog bite took place, you may or may not be able to prove liability in relation to local laws. The second issue is weather there is insurance or a deep enough pocket to pay. Most home owners and business owners have insurance. If you were attacked by...View More
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