The animal cruelty statute in Utah Code Ann. sec. 76-9-301 states that "a person is guilty of cruelty to an animal if the person . . . intentionally, knowingly, recklessly, or with criminal negligence . . . injures an animal [or] abandons an animal." The animal cruelty statute requires abandonment...Read more »
I have a neighbor that has fed my dogs many times and has been caught doing so, and we have approached him multiple times and he denies doing it though we have caught and approached him in the act! He has made both of our dog extremely sick, and almost killed one when she was younger. The first... Read more »
A pet owner could file a complaint with the local police department for animal cruelty. Utah Code Ann. sec. 76-9-301 states that "a person is guilty of cruelty to an animal if the person . . . intentionally, knowingly, recklessly, or with criminal negligence . . . injures an animal."...Read more »
Noise laws are generally governed by city and county ordinances rather than state law. Under the state statute in Utah Code Ann. § 76-9-102A, a person is guilty of disorderly conduct if the person "makes unreasonable noises in a private place which can be heard in a public place." If the noise...Read more »
He's a violent roommate and has threatened to put a shock collar on her and has touched her roughly. She's 2. Ive told him multiple times to keep his hands off my dog and he kept touching her even when she was next to me and out of the way
Pets are property. If someone touches your property then you can sue them for trespass against property. The fact that your property is a dog doesn't really matter. Other facts that might matter are those that would weigh in on evidence of the wrongful touching. Things like, does the dog go...Read more »
The person who purchased her said my boyfriend could see the dog ongoing and even watch the dog while they had their 2 family vacations each year. The purchaser has not held up to their end of the agreement. What do i do?
I am guessing that this dog didn't have some paper title or appear on some state registry that lists the dog and the owner and some kind of identification number. If they do then, then it would be easier for your BF to talk to the police to...Read more »
We bought a 6 month old puppy through KSL classifieds two months ago. We took her in to be spayed two weeks later and learned that she had a severe bladder infection along with blatter stones and crystals. The cost of diagnosis and treatment exceeded the cost of the puppy. On top of that, we... Read more »
I am sorry for your situation. Utah is a buyer beware state. There are some enhanced duties if the seller is a "merchant" meaning that they do this for their profession, but unless he actively hid it from you or represented that the puppy definitely did not have eptopic ureter then I...Read more »
I bought a dog 2 months ago and now the lady that sold me the dog is saying that she wants him back and is saying legally the dog is still hers. I paid $500.00 for the dog and I have a bank statement saying I sent her the money. Can she’s call the cops and come after me?
Animals are property. And I guess technically would fall under the "statute of frauds" that states that goods sold over $500 need a written contract in order to be enforceable. Was there a contract or some type of writing generated for the sale of the dog? Or was it a cash deal of exactly $500?...Read more »
My now ex-girlfriend decided to bring a hedgehog to my house. she lives in Missouri. it's been about 2 months and still doesn't know when she is coming back for him. I love him and have grown a strong bond for him. is there a way i can gain legal ownership of this hedgehog?
Yeah my friend was left with my dog when I got stranded yesterday and I tried calling him all day and he won't return my phone calls or my text messages and now he responds to me and says I have an hour to come get her or he's calling Animal Control what should I do is that illegal
The statute listed says it all, which constitutes negligence in the disregard for the safety of the participant. After that is proven, you have to show that there was an injury associated to that. They can't be held liable for anything if there isn't an injury according to the statute. So if you...Read more »
Kids let my dog out of my yard and my neighbor locked him in his backyard with his dog that was in heat. I have pictures and Facebook posts proving the puppies are from my dog and that he intentionally put my dog in his fenced yard.
You would have to prove that it was without your permission and would also have to most likely prove that the other owner did it intentionally and this did not just occur by accident. If somehow you can prove that it was without your permission and that it was intentional you could have a right to...Read more »
A friend of mines dog killed a sheep. They are willing to pay for it. They talked to one of the two owners and disussed making payments for the sheep, then the other owner decided to be a jerk and call animal control and demanded the purchase price of the sheep $500.00(he says he has a recipt)... Read more »
Our puppy slipped under our private gate onto condo property. We recovered her within seconds, but a neighbor complained to police of a leash law violation. We came home after an evening out to find a note that warned of a citation if we did not contact the officer about the complaint. We looked up... Read more »
That would depend upon your condominium association's governing documents and the local ordinances. Many condominium declarations expressly incorporate municipal animal ordinances. You do have an interesting defense if the city is seeking to fine you, rather than the association.
i have a choc. lab two years old and hes chipped and is current on all shots and fixed aa well. he seems to always get out .animal control pickes him up and this has happend several times ive always paid to get him back. yesterday thy told my husband that thy has someone who wanted to adopt him and... Read more »
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