Pet Legal Q&A

///Pet Legal Q&A

Elinor D. Molbegott, is an attorney who maintains a law practice devoted to animal law. Elinor donates her time to answer questions from North Shore Animal League America supporters who would like to learn more about animal law.


Kennel Permit Denied

About a week ago my husband got a citation from animal control for excessive waste, unlicensed dogs and having over the legal limit of dogs. Our kennel permit request was denied because of the citation on my husband.

By | 2018-05-24T11:44:06+00:00 March 6th, 2018|

Abandonment/Rehoming Unwanted Pet

We have had a former neighbor's dog in our care for three months. He refuses to come get her and has made no effort to assist in her care. Can we keep her, or find a good home for her legally?

By | 2018-05-24T11:37:27+00:00 March 6th, 2018|

Pet Legal Q&A: Adoption Agency Wants to Take our Cats Back

A cat adoption agency wants to take our cats back and is threatening legal action against us. We had some issues with the second cat and asked if we could exchange him for another one, the rescue obliged, but when they arrived they came with 2 carriers instead of one.

By | 2018-02-07T18:28:03+00:00 December 27th, 2017|

Repevlin to Take Back Dog

I asked my brother in law to watch my dog for me so I can get the gist of being a new mom. They won’t give me my dog back.

By | 2018-01-11T15:07:16+00:00 December 11th, 2017|

Can I get my dog back from the shelter?

I gave my dog to a shelter in Ohio because I thought he was acting up to spite me while I was at work. I now want my dog back and will work with vet. The shelter does not want to give him back to me

By | 2018-01-11T15:07:17+00:00 December 11th, 2017|