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Animal Cruelty Laws in Virginia
It’s a crime in Virginia to abuse or abandon any animals, or not to meet the responsibilities that come with owning pets. ... READ MORE

Animal Cruelty Laws in Washington
It’s illegal in Washington to abuse, abandon, or neglect animals. ... READ MORE

Animal Cruelty Laws in Pennsylvania
It’s illegal in Pennsylvania to mistreat, neglect, or abandon a pet. But the punishment varies, depending on the kind of animal and level of abuse. ... READ MORE

Animal Cruelty Laws in North Carolina
It’s illegal in North Carolina to mistreat, neglect, or abandon animals. The state also allows civil lawsuits to take abused pets away from their owners or caretakers. ... READ MORE

Animal Cruelty Laws in Ohio
It’s a crime in Ohio to abuse or neglect pets, and the state allows Good Samaritans to rescue neglected pets or animals locked in hot cars. ... READ MORE

Animal Cruelty Laws in Michigan
It’s illegal in Michigan to abuse, abandon, or neglect animals, or to allow them to suffer unnecessarily. ... READ MORE

Animal Cruelty Laws in New Jersey
It’s illegal in New Jersey to abuse, neglect, or abandon animals. ... READ MORE

Animal Cruelty Laws in Georgia
Animal cruelty and neglect is a crime in Georgia, but you can hurt an animal that’s threatening humans, property, or other animals. ... READ MORE

Animal Cruelty Laws in Massachusetts
It’s against the law in Massachusetts to abuse, neglect, or abandon pets. ... READ MORE

Animal Cruelty Laws in Arizona
It’s against Arizona law to mistreat, abandon, or neglect pets cruelly. ... READ MORE

 

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You need to hire a lawyer to file anFHA discrimination claim as they cannot discriminate if you have a legitimate service animal. 

The question that you are asking is not a legal question but one more of veterinary medicine procedure that I can not answer.

I have no intentions of helping you to do this. Why don't you find something more positive to put your energy into.

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My dog got loose and killed the neighbor’s dog on their property?

Q: I am being sued what do I need to do? (Kennedy Township, PA) A: There is a possibility you may be charged with a misdemeanor, summary offenses and local ordinance violations. A “dangerous&#82 ... Read more

“KILLA” AT THE BIRTHDAY PARTY

Q: Who Is Responsible For A Dog Bite Injury If The Dog Was Provoked?When the confetti settled after a birthday party gone awry, there were two different bleeding bite wound victims. One was the guest ... Read more

Animal Attack Or Dog Bites – What You Need To Know About Liability In NY

In many states, laws surrounding animal bites can make pursuing compensation for damages complicated. In New York State, we follow what’s known as the “One Bite” Law. The “One ... Read more

Five Ways For Dog Owners To Prevent Dog Bites

What’s a dog owner to do? As summer draws near, we all begin to plan weekend trips and days at the beach or park with family pet. However, as the temperature warms, so does the danger of dog bit ... Read more

What to Do After a Dog Attack

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