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Keeping Your Pets Safe in Natural Disasters: Evacuation and Shelters
Local governments are supposed to provide for pets and service animals in their plans for hurricanes, floods, and other disasters. But local resources vary, and pet owners should plan ahead to protect their animal companions. ... READ MORE

Animal Cruelty Laws in Pennsylvania
It’s illegal in Pennsylvania to mistreat, neglect, or abandon animals, or to tether dogs outside under certain conditions. Penalties can range from fines to felony charges. ... READ MORE

Chart: State Laws Protecting Pets Left in Cars—and People Who Rescue Them
A guide to states where it’s a crime to leave dogs or other animals in hot or cold cars, and where concerned bystanders are allowed to break into cars if needed to save the pets. ... READ MORE

Animal Cruelty Laws in New Jersey
New Jersey has strong animal protection laws, with detailed requirements for proper care of pets. ... READ MORE

Animal Cruelty Laws in Indiana
Indiana outlaws different kinds of animal abuse and neglect, including animal cruelty as a form of domestic violence. ... READ MORE

Animal Cruelty Laws in California
California outlaws many forms of animal abuse and neglect. The state also allows bystanders to rescue endangered pets from locked cars. ... READ MORE

Animal Cruelty Laws in Vermont
Vermont outlaws animal abuse, neglect, and abandonment, as well as leaving pets in hot or cold cars. ... 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 Washington
It’s illegal in Washington to abuse, abandon, or neglect animals. ... READ MORE

Animal Cruelty Laws in Illinois
You can be charged with a crime in Illinois if you abuse animals or just don’t take proper care of your pets. ... READ MORE

 

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Yes - but unfortunately such cases are typically not covered by insurance and are NOT contingent fee cases, but rather hourly rate/retainer cases if they are to be pursued. 

Animal custody cases can be brought in District, City, Village or Supreme Courts. If your son's ex girlfriend sues for custody, there will be a hearing, and the judge will hear evidence and testimony ...Read more

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Heatstroke Dangers of Leaving Pets in Hot Cars

Dogs can die when they are left alone in a hot car by their owners even when they think they will be gone for just a quick minute. In most of the U.S. we are in the hottest part of the summer. Here in ... Read more

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

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