I need some info about law and dogs!?
I own a duplex and took the fence down seperating the two halves of the backyard and now my neighbor on the other side of the duplex is having a fit about my dog. He ( the dog) can now reach the fence that seperates our properties and she has a dog and when she brings her dog out my dog and hers bark and carry on with each other. She claims her dog is afraid and she thinks my dog is going to ethier get over or knock down her 6ft fence that is cemented down into the ground. Now shes threatening that if I don't ethier chain him or put the fence back up dividing the yard between me and my tenant shes going to call the police and sue me. She keeps saying if I have to get rid of my dog I'm going to sue you. Well it seems to me that with all the complaining she does about her own dog that shes just looking for an excuse to get rid of her dog. But what legal recourse could she have? My dog doesn't get out of the yard and his fenced into his own yard at all times. What do I do?
I don't think the woman has any rights at all. As long as she doesn't own the other half of the duplex....you can do what ever you want. She sounds a little crazy to me. Where would she get off at, telling you where you can or cannot have a fence on your property.
Yes she can sue you if she is willing to spend a lot of money. Most likely it would be dismissed at summary judgment and should not cost you much to defend.
No, the police will not get involved in a landlord/tenant dog problem.
I'd call her bluff and tell her to sue me. I doubt she will do it. If she does you can get lots of good advice on FreeLawAnswer.com .
Your dog is on your property doing what it is supposed to be doing - guarding. She can file for 'disturbing the peace' but you can counter with her dog tormenting your dog, and that your dog is protecting your property. She has no case.
Unless your dog is actually on her property or hurting someone else I don't think she can really do anything but complain about it. Just to be sure you should check your local laws pertaining to dog ownership. I agree with you about it sounding like an excuse to get rid of her dog. Why would she HAVE to get rid of her dog? You don't get rid of a dog just because it's barking.
you have nothing to worry about.
None, since your dog is fenced in on your property! if you should have to get rid of your dog, she will have to also. your dog is not breaking any law!
Since your dog remains on your property, there is no legal recourse your neighbor can take. She can try to sue, but since you're not doing anything illegal or harmful, it would be EXTREMELY difficult for her to find a lawyer to take the case, and impossible for a judge to rule against you.
Tell her to quit being an evil dog-hating *****. In those exact words, directly to her face. If you're lucky it will upset her to a point where she actually does call the police and they can spell it out for her.
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