/Tag: Disputes/Negligence

Can I get out of my vet contract?

I have an annual vet contract for my dog. I pay $20 a month. This is supposed to cover teeth cleaning, three check ups, etc. I have not been happy with the care they are giving my dog and want to get out of the contract, but the office says I cannot get out of it. I have six months left. I do not want to return to this office, yet I will be out $120 if I don’t go back. Can they legally keep me in that contract? What recourse do I have?

By |2019-08-15T09:35:59+00:00July 10th, 2019|

My family didn’t get to say goodbye to foster dog.

I had a foster dog for over a year, but it wasn't the best fit for our family so we didn’t adopt. We took him to several adoption events. A couple was interested in him at one event, and an hour meeting was set up the following week between them and an agency representative. The rep. took him to the visit, and then called to say she would follow them back to their home, and they would keep the dog beginning immediately. My daughter was gone that day and I begged for him to at least be here when she gets back so we could say a proper goodbye, and they had no response. I have shot records and tags, his bed and crate, but it seems like they had little interest in his best interest. This has left a big emotional impact on our family. Any recourse ideas?

By |2019-07-10T15:36:01+00:00July 10th, 2019|

My ex wants his dog back after 2 years.

My ex has legal ownership of our dog. However, he moved to Toronto (4 hours away) and works too much, so he left the dog with me to take care of. Now, 2 years later, he decided to come to the region and wants the dog back, even with his same schedule that is too busy to take care of a dog. Do I have a case in the courts seeing that I have been this dog's guardian for the past 2 years? He has only seen the dog twice a year for the past 2 years.

By |2019-07-02T11:11:47+00:00July 2nd, 2019|

What to do with a bite allegation from your dog.

I was leaving my apartment to drop my dog off at the daycare, and I usually set my window down halfway for her. As we were leaving, I had to stop to let a new tenant that was walking her dog cross the road. She didn’t cross the road but continued to walk towards us at the edge of the asphalt so I could drive through. I put my car in gear, but my dog (who gets along and plays with 90% of the dogs at my apartment complex) jumped out and ran over to meet this new dog. The owner freaked out and snatched her dog off the ground by the leash. The interaction was no more than a second. I got out of my car and went over to grab my dog to put her back in the car. At this point her dog was yelping, not sure if it was from fright or whiplash. I went to see if her dog was okay and saw no blood. My dog was accused of biting her dog and I was summoned a $250 vet invoice that she wants me to pay.

By |2019-07-02T11:04:10+00:00July 2nd, 2019|

I want my dog back from the rescue center.

I was given a puppy for free and he had something wrong with him and needs surgery. I didn’t think I would be able to afford it, so someone from a rescue center collected him from me. A few hours later, I contacted them stating I had the money for his surgery and treatment and that I wanted him back. They told me no. I didn’t legally sign him over to them, and he’s still micro chipped in my name. Is there any way I can get him back?

By |2019-07-02T10:43:24+00:00July 2nd, 2019|

My neighbor wants to separate kittens from the mother.

My neighbor has a cat and it has continuously had kittens on our porch, none of which have been taken care of by my neighbor. My neighbor's cat pretty much lives with us and we have to feed her because our neighbor wont. A couple weeks ago, the cat had kittens again, but this time my neighbor wants to take them to what potentially could be a kill shelter. What can I do about this? I've been feeding them everyday and I have been with them since they were born.

By |2019-06-17T13:48:42+00:00June 17th, 2019|

I got a free cat from Craigslist and the previous owner took it back.

A guy was giving away a free cat on Craigslist and we accepted her. A day later, he said that he needed her back to take her to the vet for a shot and that he'll bring her back the next day. Now he is saying he isn't going to bring her back. My fiancé is now in tears because she has already lost a cat to cancer this year, and she doesn't want to lose another one. Is there anything we can do?

By |2019-06-17T13:23:42+00:00June 17th, 2019|

Can my friend take back the cat that she gave me?

I was gifted a cat when a friend moved into a new apartment with an allergic roommate. Now after 408 days in my care, my friend is claiming that I was only fostering the cat and she wants the cat back. She says she has paperwork from the shelter to prove that the cat is hers, and she’ll do whatever is legal to take her back. She has lived in over 7 apartments in less than a year and the cat has thrived in my care. Does she have any legal standing? How can this be fair?

By |2019-06-17T13:14:54+00:00June 17th, 2019|

Can I surrender the mother and keep the puppies?

My friend has a dog that ended up getting pregnant. The mother has become aggressive and has started to neglect her puppies, so my friend is surrendering the mother. However, is she allowed to keep the puppies?

By |2019-06-10T15:41:45+00:00June 10th, 2019|