Monthly Archives: January 2017

So you have a new puppy!

Even though it is not recommended to get a puppy for Christmas, it is still common.  So what do you do now?  Hopefully your puppy is at least 8 weeks old, which is the minimum age for the puppy to leave it’s mother.  Most breeders will have given your pup her first set of shots […]

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Criminal offenses relating to animals

Here is a list of some of the offenses you can be criminally held responsible for: Harboring a non-immunized dog neglect or abandonment of an animal purchase or possession of animals for fighting contests promoting an animal fighting contest attending an animal fighting contest cruelty to a law enforcement animal cruelty to a service animal […]

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Can I have criminal charges if my dog bites someone?

Image courtesy of James Barker at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Maybe. If you recklessly, or knowingly, or intentionally allow the dog to bite a person by not taking adequate precautions to secure the dog, then you will probably receive a misdemeanor. You will only be in trouble with the police if you showed carelessness in taking care of […]

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If my dog bites someone, am I responsible?

Yes. If without provocation, your dog attacks and injures a person who is in a rightful place, then the owner will be liable for all damages as a result of the attack. A rightful place could be at a public park, sidewalk, or even your own home. Damages are allowed even if the dog has […]

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Can I be made to vaccinate my dog??

image courtesy of fantasista at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Yes. When quarantine has been declared, the state veterinarian can order any animal to be vaccinated within a period stated in the order and you must pay for the cost of the anti­rabies immunization. However, local health departments may pay for the anti­rabies immunization without charge. When an order […]

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