I just found out that his in collection because he never paid the dog off. I’ve been taking care of “our” dog for the past year. I will pay what he owes but I want to put the dog under my name. I don’t want to give up the dog. What can I do to get custody?
To pay for the boarding fees, food costs. Do i have to surrender the poor dogs that he cant afford to feed? Can i claim ownership now that they are abandoned? There's been no communication for 3 months. What is the holding period in Texas?
Am i allowed to refuse to return his dogs... Read more »
They aren't legally just "abandoned," but under Texas Property Code Section 70.003, you have a lien on the dogs for the amount of the charges for their care, and can hold them until the charges are paid. To be able to sell them, you must comply with Section 70.005, and give notice...Read more »
I foster (now used to foster) for a 501c3 dog rescue group. A dog was posted that needed a foster and I went and picked up from the ex-owner that was surrendering her. HOWEVER, the surrender form was never signed. The rescue wanted to give it to another foster that I did not believe it was the best... Read more »
It depends on the terms of the agreement, but without a written agreement that gives you a security interest in the dog to secure payment, you can't. Your only remedy would be to sue in the Justice of the Peace court for the unpaid balance.
While giving the dog away was wrong, apparently this person has had the dog since 2009 - 12 years, or most of the dog's life. Get a divorce or don't but I think the time for arguing about who has the dog has long passed.
I paid full price for a puppy. I bought it as a pet with the intention of breeding. When I took her for the first vet appointment I learned of a disability and my vet said she shouldn’t breed. I asked the breeder for a refund and she refused. She said I could return the puppy and be on a waiting... Read more »
The question is was it the type of deformation that a breeder should have been able to spot--not all such deformations are able to be detected without specialized knowledge. As the person claiming, it's on you to show through expert testimony that the breeder had to have known about that....Read more »
My dog is a pit and I am currently visiting my mother. She has a fenced house with a gate and he has found spots through the gate to escape through. We have been reinforcing the fence in these spots but he seems to find a way. He is not aggressive and has never biten anything or anyone.
8 month relationship that was physically abusive (her towards me) and verbally abusive her to me. She got a credit card and we got an engagement ring for her. It’s under her name. Her care credit card was used to pay for a dogs vet visit. And an Amex card that had my name on it as an authorized... Read more »
She can sue you for whatever she thinks you owe her, and you can file a counterclaim for what you think she owes, and then a judge can sort it all out. You could hire a civil attorney to increase the chances that you'll win but it would probably be faster, cheaper, and less heart-wrenching to...Read more »
This sounds like such an unusual and strange thing to do that I feel certain there is more to this story. However, on the facts stated, you have no damages. The fur will grow back. Although it would be an assault on a person, animals are property.
Presumably this kind of problem is not addressed in your deed restrictions - if there is, that will govern. If not, there's a legal process that has to be followed to have an animal declared dangerous, and it will require notice to you and a court hearing.
1) give her your insurance information. She'll make a claim, and the insurance company will do their own investigation, and decide whether to pay the claim. Remember that you have a deductible amount that you'll be responsible for before the insurance company...Read more »
a friend of ours agreed to watch our dog while we were relocating. unfortunately we had a falling out and now she won’t give us our dog back and has blocked our numbers. he is not chipped or registered but the text messages between us show that she agreed to watch him and prove he is ours.... Read more »
You could try a small claims case to have the court declare ownership of the dog. Gather your evidence and talk to the clerk of the Justice of the Peace court in the precinct where your ex-friend lives.
I had a cat named Harley and I gave it away a couple nights ago but I want my cat back. They blocked me from Facebook and my number. I have their information but I just need to know what can I do to get my cat back I will pay money for someone to get it legally back to me.
You have two choices: 1) give the dog back, or 2) don't give the dog back. If you don't, it is unlikely you'll be sued for the dog, because the cost of filing the suit almost certainly exceeds the value of the dog. In the event that there is a suit, the previous owner will have...Read more »
My boyfriend has had his dog for 6 or 7 years and got her through humane society but under his friends name. He no longer has contact with that friend and doesn’t have any papers for the dog. He wants to get papers for her.
Sorry, no matter how old you are, your parents get to make the rules about what they will allow in their house. If they don't want the puppy, I suggest you arrange another place to stay. No, they shouldn't give away your property, but if you're living at their house, you're...Read more »
Also has been scratching at the door for almost 6 hours now. Any other day, they don't care about her. I feed her and water her and pick the ticks off her. I bring her inside when its snowing and raining and super cold or super hot and she just usually roams free. Is there anything I can do?
My dog somehow disappeared from the yard 3 days ago and never returned which is very unlikely. She recently just had a litter of puppies who are not completely weened off and depends on her for feeding. Word of mouth makes us strongly believe we know where she is being housed. If we wanted the... Read more »
Hi, I am divorced mother. My ex and I share custody of our 17 years old daughter. After visit to my house she took my dog out of my house and refuses to bring the dog back. Is it considered a crime? How can I get my dog back?
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