Falsely accused of abuse

////Falsely accused of abuse

Question

A girl is falsely accusing me of abusing my dogs because she wants them. Can Animal Control just come in my house and take my babies?

Answer

Law enforcement officers generally need a search warrant in order to seize allegedly abused animals from a home. However, the highest court in Massachusetts has stated that one exception to the warrant requirement (the emergency aid exception) is applicable to police action to render emergency assistance to animals when there is a reasonable basis to believe that an animal may be in imminent danger.

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By |2018-05-21T14:16:35+00:00April 5th, 2018|