Am I Legally Responsible If My Dog Bites Someone?
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
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- What If My Dog Bites Someone Who Is Trespassing On My Property?
- Is There Any Way That I Can Avoid Being Liable For Injuries That My Dog May Cause To Persons Who Are Lawfully On My Property?
- Am I Still Liable If My Dog Bites Someone Because That Person Was Provoking My Dog?
- I Have Read That Some Dogs Are Classified As A Dangerous Dog In Florida? What Does This Mean?
- How Is It Determined Whether My Dog Is A Dangerous Dog?
- What Do I Need To Do If My Dog Is Determined To Be A Dangerous Dog?
- What Can Happen If My Dangerous Dog Bites Somebody?
- Can My Dog Be Killed By Animal Control If It Bites Somebody And Was Never Found To Be A Dangerous Dog?
- What If My Dangerous Dog Bites Someone Who Is Attempting To Enter My Property Illegally Or Commit A Crime?
- My Dog Has Killed Sheep Before. Does This Have Any Legal Affect On How I Need To Care For My Animal?
- I Found One Of My Animals Being Attacked By Another Dog And I Killed That Dog. Am I Liable Criminally Or To That Dog's Owner For Damages?
- My Dog Frequently Gets Loose And Harasses My Neighbor's Dairy Cattle. Am I Liable To My Neighbor For Any Injuries To His Cattle That My Dog May Cause?
- What Happens If My Dog That Participates In Law Enforcement Activities Or Assists Persons As A Seeing-Eye Dog Bites Someone?
- Is Cockfighting And Dog Fighting Illegal?
- Is It Considered Dog Fighting If I Use My Dog For Hunting Or Herding Livestock?
- Is It Illegal To Abandon My Dog If I Do Not Want To Care For It Anymore?
- If My Dog Is Sick And Will Not Get Better Can I Kill It Myself Or Do I Need To Take It To A Veterinarian?
- Can I Set Up A Trust Or Will So That When I Die A Person Of My Choosing Will Receive Ownership Of My Pet?
- My Pet Has Died. What Should I Do With Its Body To Avoid Breaking Any Laws?
- What Are The Penalties For Disrupting Businesses Where Animals Are Used As A Form Of Protest?
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