All posts in Animal Law

Is There Anything I Can Do to Get My Stolen Dog Back from My Neighbors?

My neighbor stole our dog. The police won't press charges. Is there anything we can do? Read more [...]

Does the Driver Who Hit and Killed My Dog Have Liability?

If my dog was killed by a car when she was off a leash, does the driver have any responsibility? If my dog was killed by someone driving recklessly, does the driver have any responsibility? Read more [...]

Am I Liable For Running Over An Unleashed Dog?

My fiance hit an unleashed dog that darted into the street. His owner was outside but he was not on a leash. Read more [...]

Can I Sue My Neighbor For His Cat Damaging My Pool Liner?

My neighbor's cats damaged the cover and the liner of my above-ground pool. They put a hole in the liner and fell in and scratched the liner trying to get out. Read more [...]

Is The Dog Owner Liable For My Injuries?

I was bit in the face and arm by a neighborhood dog that had escaped his own backyard - I checked his tag and even called the owner, as I went to get up I must have startled the dog because he struck at lightning speed! no growling, no warning other than he tilted his head and recoiled a bit. Read more [...]

How Can I Legally Get My Cat Back?

I hope you can answer this right away because I have a court date coming up. I have a cat colony. I adopted a cat from animal control and he hated living in my house because he missed the outdoors. I put him in my colony. He wasn't feeling well and I scheduled a vet appointment for 2 days out. This woman who was going to pay the bill said she got an appointment For that day. I put the cat in his carrier and drove the women to the new vet. I told them to tell the vet he's my cat, get the diagnosis, and medicine. They didn't. Instead they told the vet the cat should live indoors, etc. I tried to get the cat numerous times. Each time the vet made an excuse. Now I'm suing her in court. She now says she gave the cat to someone for adoption. The court attorney asked if it was for money. She said yes. Now I heard that if there is a person who adopted him from the vet they might not have to give him back to me. Is that correct? I want my cat back. He's supposed to be adopted by my friend. We don't even think she gave him up for adoption. We think she took him home to her house. She might have falsified papers for the court to show adoption. Read more [...]