My adult niece whom has never left home (19yrs old) refuses to move out will not help with bills and refuses to clean up after herself and her dogs. She is even throwing furniture meant for trash in the yard instead of hauling it to the dump in her pickup truck. She is verbally abusive to her mom... Read more »
My wife and I purchased a Yorkie full breed, basically I am the one that purchased her and I am the one that cared for her, I am the one that took her to the doctor to get her shots, but the wife is the one that our puppy spent the time with because she wanted one, she has been dealing her health... Read more »
I rehomed my dog ruby and her two puppys they was Chihuahuas we agreed on the rehoming fee however she contacted me and had someone else contact me days later saying I sold her sick dogs she also said the vet told her they was fox terriers and that they had to be treated for worms and fleas I have... Read more »
It depends on what representations you made to her in selling the dogs. If you told them they were healthy and had been verified healthy by a vet, then you might want to get that proof ready. She can try to sue you for the vet bills. If she does, you should consult a lawyer. Dogs get worms and...Read more »
I recently re-homed my outside dog who was in a pen outside. He was in good health (no heartworms/mange/etc) The new owner takes the dog to the vet for comprehensive testing and grooming. Turns out he had an ear infection. And they want me to pay half of the bill, if not they will sue me and report... Read more »
The dog was theirs when they took it, I would say. As far as reporting you for animal cruelty, they can certainly do that, but that doesn't mean that you will be charged. The DA will ultimately have to make that decision.
Do so and we have no contract, if given a 30 days notice to remove the animal via a Facebook message at the end of the 30 days if the animal is not removed do we have the right to claim the animal as our own and/or rehome it?
Sounds like you did a good deed and allowed a friend to leave their animal with you. I am hoping by this time the friend has picked up their animal. If not, I would notify them that if they have not picked up the animal by a time certain you will be charging at so much a day. This will likely...Read more »
She won't give him back and now says he is hers. She said she can do watever she wants because she said he's her dog. But she was just supposed to be keeping him a few months. She had him fixed without our consent. We want him back and she wont give him to us. What can be done? He is a $3500 dog.
If you have proof of purchasing the animal, I suggest you file a lawsuit to recover it. ( an animal is simply considered property under TN law). I expect she will say that you made a "gift", in other words, that you gave her the dog to keep, so try to find anything ( an email, or old text message)...Read more »
As I understand it, Tennessee has strict liability for a dog bite in place if the dog bite victim was on public property or lawfully on private property. Under your facts, the neighbor and / or the insurance company for the neighbor may have a defense to the dog bite injuries by arguing that you...Read more »
You are in Tennessee, but here is what a court in Vermont said: "The value of a pet to its human companions has already been noted. Accordingly, apart from providing care and shelter, finders of stray pets should also be encouraged to make every reasonable effort to find the animal's owner....Read more »
My step mom is trying to keep my sister's dog because she has been staying at our hiuse for a few months while she has been looking for a house. Well now my step mom is claiming that she can keep her cause she brought her to the vet. The dog hasn't been sick or anything so unless there was anything... Read more »
I purchased a dog with the understanding that the dog was in good health only later to find out that the dog had a heart murmur and has also since deteriorated and is now not using his left leg secondary to massive hip dysplasia with femur anomalies what are my options since I did not get a bill of... Read more »
Going through a divorce. Married less than two years. Wife took my 9yr old Springer Spaniel to vet for an ear infection and had him put to sleep without my knowledge or consent. Can I bring a lawsuit against her? Is this a felony or misdemeanor? Thank you.
None of the above. If the dog went to the vet and was put to sleep I assume the vet had a reason. They aren't in the business of euthanizing dogs. She had equal right to the dog, so I don't see a suit. Even if you could bring one the law views loss of a pet as loss of the economic/market value of a...Read more »
My 15 years old dog was taken out of my fenced in yard by animal control, but they left my four other dogs. She was very skinny, but she always ate. She was just old, and it was pretty obvious she was. They left no warrant or notice. It took me two days to even figure out she was in the pound... Read more »
The person I purchased it from assured me if there was a problem they would take the puppy back and refund my money. Now they are saying they don't think they should. Can I take any kind of legal action to make them take the dog back and refund my money as they said they would?
He unplugged it to use the electric for his on purpose. Apparently he has done this on other times and without permission. What are my daughters renters rights regarding this kind of issue? She lives in Florida
Its hard to answer this question on the info you've provided. Is there a written lease? That document could contain a clause which allows the landlord a right of entry for inspections, etc. More importantly, Florida law is going to control ( and I'm not licensed to practice law there). Generally,...Read more »
They can certainly press charges. You have a defense that this was a gift. Possession is considered important but is not conclusive. Who gave the dog the shots? Who took the dog to the vet? Who has the dogs records? Who walked the dog? Who fed the dog? Who initially paid for the dog? How long ago...Read more »
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