All Pet Law Articles
If someone injures or kills your pet, you should make a written demand for compensation. But if that doesn't work, your next stop will be court.
The laws that allow livestock owners to kill attacking dogs do not usually apply when it's another dog that is being attacked.
A dog owner is usually entitled to compensation if someone injures or kills a dog intentionally or through unreasonable carelessness.
Specially trained assistance dogs are often granted exemptions from local requirements that are imposed on other dogs.
The federal Americans With Disabilities Act forbids any kind of employment discrimination against persons with disabilties.
Three types of trained dogs are generally called assistance dogs: guide, hearing, and service dogs.
If neighbors won't keep their dog quiet, as a last resort you can sue in small claims court.
If talking to your neighbor about a barking dog problem doesn't work, or you're convinced it's hopeless, consider getting some help from a mediator.
In most cases, a veterinarian is under no legal duty to treat an injured animal.
Whether or not you want to believe it, there are circumstances in which your dog would bite someone.
Health insurance for dogs and cats was virtually unheard of a few years ago, but it's looking better and better to pet owners who have paid big veteri...
If you're looking to buy a condominium or planned subdivision unit (frequently called planned unit development or P.U.D.), be prepared for rules.
Even if your state doesn't have a specific law that applies to sales of dogs, if you're a dissatisfied buyer you may be entitled to a refund or replac...
Laws regulating pet stores have been notably unsuccessful at stemming the tide of consumer complaints about sick animals bought at pet shops.
If you buy a dog from a breeder, you can do one simple thing to avoid problems: get your agreement in writing.
Whether or not certain breeds are inherently ferocious—many animal behaviorists and observers believe they are not—some breeds do account for a di...
Unless a dog mauls or kills someone—a very rare event—its owner probably won't be charged with a crime.
If you're attacked by a dog or see someone else attacked, you can, of course, defend yourself. The laws of nearly every state authorize anyone to tak...
Any dog can hurt someone. The majority of dog bites, in fact, are inflicted by dogs that belong to the victim's family or friends.
In the eyes of the law, injuring economically valuable livestock is traditionally a more serious matter than injuring a person. Strict liability stat...