Can Animal Control just take my dog when I am not home?

////Can Animal Control just take my dog when I am not home?


We had an animal control officer go through our house when we were not home and took our dog. He bit our neighbors dog last week and he filed a complaint. Can they just take my dog when I am not home?


Animal control officers generally need a warrant to enter a residence unless permission to enter is granted. I suggest you consult with an attorney in your area for possible next steps, including getting your dog back.

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By |2020-12-22T16:07:47-04:00December 22nd, 2020|