While visiting family, upon arrival, my dog escaped the car and was run over by a motor vehicle. Now the vehicle owner is trying to fault me for over $2,000 in damages to their vehicle. Am I liable for this? There is no police report-the police were called and responded, however since the driver... Read more »
answered on Jun 8, 2021
A Wisconsin attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. You could look into whether a local attorney would offer you a brief consult to explore your best defenses, if any exist. I'm glad your dog survived; I'm very sorry that someone would come after you for the... Read more »
The biker ran into my dog and kind of crumpled up against his handle bars and slowly almost sat on the ground. The letter from his attorney states he fractured his clavicle, but he and his wife were concerned after he fell because his doctor had just given him the ok to ride a bike again after... Read more »
answered on Nov 23, 2020
You need to speak to a local attorney since you don’t have an insurance carrier to fight for you.
answered on Jul 10, 2020
You will have to sue the dog sitter. But it is unlikely you will get your dog back. Your recovery will probably only be the value of your dog.
I find it troubling that the states can choose what is defined as an "animal" and what is considered a crime against them. Why aren't there any federal laws that protect all animals? The AWA does not count. Doing research, I've found that all states have animal abuse laws, but... Read more »
answered on Feb 28, 2018
The Act you took issue with was not intended to regulate how animals are used for research purposes, but only to set standards for how they are obtained and maintained at a facility
APHIS's Animal Care (AC) program oversees the AWA, which includes about 10,300 facilities. These AC... Read more »
I bought him w/o signing a breeders contract. I took him to an emergency vet. He had a bowel obstruction. They wanted too much money. The person I got him from volunteered to take him to her vet for care and I could pay her on Friday. She said he was having surgery. Didn't happen he... Read more »
answered on Feb 20, 2018
It is not clear to me where your issues stem from as there are several individuals you have been transacting business with. What is clear to me is that you do not have paperwork suggesting or documenting that you actually own the animal. As such, the veterinarian is going by what the apparent owner... Read more »
My dog got out over a year ago we got a warning he got out again today and I was issued a citation
answered on Feb 7, 2018
What did the citation say? If you were cited because your dog was off the premises which offense you were previously warned would result in a citation if there were future violations, you need to retain someone who practices in the area about such matters so that they may, in turn, represent you.... Read more »
My cat is an outside cat, I live in the country. He said if I don't take it to get neutered, that he will take him to the humane society or get rid of him for me. Cat has been missing for a week?
answered on Dec 22, 2017
Check with the humane society. Proof of criminal damage to property or abusing animals needs some foundation. The threat is probably, at most disorderly conduct. Proof he did something criminal is next. An at large animal may be in violation of township ordinances. Check with the Clerk. My... Read more »
I hypothetically trained my dog to shoot a gun and he killed someone am I in trouble or is my dog in trouble
answered on Dec 12, 2017
Both of you. Big trouble. Don't even think about it. If it did happen you need to speak with an attorney who handles criminal defense of homide cases.
Our dog has bitten twice when someone entered our home unexpectedly. Because of this we don't want to keep him as we have many visitors. We know a guy who really wants him and says he has experience working with this behavior. We would prefer to re-home the dog rather than euthanize. We have... Read more »
A person is hired to take care of dogs at a breeders place. This person is bitten breaking up a dog fight due to the persons negligence of running dogs together that were known alphas. Does the person have a lawsuit. went to emergency room for stitches.
answered on Nov 26, 2016
If we assume you were bitten during the course of your employment, your exclusive remedy as an employee injured during the course of your employment is a claim pursuant to the Workers Compensation laws of Wisconsin. If your employer has no Workers Compensation coverage, you may be able to pursue a... Read more »
My roommate decided to let my dogs out while I was at work. Normally I keep them crated while I am gone. Since my dogs are familiar with her I don't mind that she plays with them from time to time but I never asked as a roommate that she has to let them out daily. Since she has lost both of my... Read more »
answered on Jul 6, 2016
You could. Not sure you would win as the standard is also if her conduct is reasonable. If it's a fenced in yard, unless they've escaped before it might seem reasonable to let them out and do something in the vicinity.
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