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May 18, 2018

Florida's First District Court of Appeal ("1st DCA") recently reversed a summary judgment finding that the plaintiff had been adequately warned and assumed the risk of her broken leg while volunteering at a dog park.  Deborah Davison sued Rebecca Berg under section 767...

April 18, 2018

United Airlines flight 1284 from Houston to LaGuardia proved fatal for one ten-month old French bulldog after its owner/custodian placed the dog in the overhead compartment at the instruction of the flight crew. The crew instruction came despite the passenger complying...

June 24, 2016

Bryan Wimberly is a 20-year Navy veteran who struggled with PTSD.  That is, until Wimberly met Bella, a golden retriever.  “Bella pulled me from the darkest, darkest corners of PTSD,” said Wimberly.  Bella is not only a service dog to Wimberly, but Bella also works alo...

June 24, 2016

Big Dog Ranch Rescue is involved in a legal battle over its ability to operate while construction of its new facility is completed.  The issue arose due to an apparent delay in permitting for the construction of Big Dog Ranch Rescue's new facility.  While the facility...

May 16, 2016

On May 12, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that an Evansville, Indiana, police officer forfeited his qualified immunity in an excessive-force suit in which a K-9 (canine) officer, Axel, was directed to find an alleged perpetrator.  However,...

April 15, 2016

Lola, a dachshund mix, died nine months after staying at a kennel.  Now, the Georgia Supreme Court must determine the value of the deceased pet.  Lola's owners, the Monyaks, want to recover the $67,000 in expenses spent on Lola over her lifetime and also have the jury...

December 15, 2015

 Katharine F. Lemansky, has been charged with animal cruelty, a misdemeanor of the first degree, after she posted a photo on Facebook of her dog with its mouth duct taped closed.  The photo prompted a response from concerned citizens who contacted various police depart...

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