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(Some Guy)   The bad news is your dog goes missing. The good news is it's found by the SPCA. The asinine news? The SPCA adopts it out to another family less than 72 hours later while not returning your phone calls   (thechronicleherald.ca) divider line 207
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2010-01-04 02:11:32 AM
Aunt Crabby: I would think that in most states you at least have a legal duty to stop, assess the damage, and make sure it is safe to drive. You may also be liable for the accident (or partially liable) even if there was a leash law. You still have to drive safely for conditions and keep your eyes on the road. If you hit cows or sheep crossing a country road, don't you think you would owe the farmer for the damage?

It has been two decades since I took drivers training but I do remember them saying that if a small animal crosses the road you needed to hold your course. The line of thought was braking or swerving would be more dangerous. I have a hard time believing that you would also owe for damages.
 
2010-01-04 02:14:50 AM
As more cases like these show up in courts, the more laws will be changed.

Pets have "special subjective value" to their owners that courts should consider in deciding custody of the animal, a state appeals court ruled today.
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"We're still working toward having the courts recognizing the true value of companion animals. They're members of the family, not mere property," Sarah Scheele, 58, said from her home in Annapolis, Md., on Wednesday before flying north for the court hearing.

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2010-01-04 03:18:00 AM
jst3p: Aunt Crabby: I would think that in most states you at least have a legal duty to stop, assess the damage, and make sure it is safe to drive. You may also be liable for the accident (or partially liable) even if there was a leash law. You still have to drive safely for conditions and keep your eyes on the road. If you hit cows or sheep crossing a country road, don't you think you would owe the farmer for the damage?

It has been two decades since I took drivers training but I do remember them saying that if a small animal crosses the road you needed to hold your course. The line of thought was braking or swerving would be more dangerous. I have a hard time believing that you would also owe for damages.


Only if there are cars right behind you or in the way if you swerve. Also if you are going too fast for conditions or not watching the road it is still at least partially your fault. It depends. There is no bright line rule.
 
2010-01-04 07:49:50 AM
OurLadyofSorrow: You don't tag children.

Maybe we should.
 
2010-01-04 09:14:59 AM
KiwDaWabbit: I saw a notice of a lost cat the other day.

in my glove box, there are several chinese restaurant menus with the word "FOUND!" pre-written along the top. THIS is why I also carry a stapler in my car.
 
2010-01-04 09:21:37 AM
Staffist: Friskya: And this is why you actually GO to the responsible authority and LOOK for your pet yourself. If you can't be bothered to do that, what the hell are you doing with a pet, anyway? You had 3 farking days!

And license your dog.

And tag your dog.

And chip your dog.

And control your dog.

And happy 13th birthday to my dog:


Came to say pretty much all of this.

/Leaves satisfied
//MY FIRST SLASHIES!!!!
///Oh, god, what have I become? :(
 
2010-01-04 04:17:55 PM
Molavian: Bodine Wilson: I actually have a nice cat someone else chipped. The database I checked listed the shelter he came from, but the shelter no longer had the address of the cats previous person.

Owner.


Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.
 
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