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Contact- Allen Dye

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wadye@juno.com

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The Legal View

 None of us want to end up here or at any other courthouse over an issue with our dogs!!

 

 

Meet Allen
 Along with owning a dog comes the legal responsibilities that we all should be aware of. Knowing and understanding what law's apply to our dogs and all of us as the owners, is something we all should learn. We all know that we have to get Rabies Shots and our dogs have to be registered in the form of a license. What laws are out there that go beyond the required metal tag on his or her collar. I recently had a legal experience of my own and it prompted me to ask myself how much I really knew about the law. I have worked very hard over the years to learn all that I could about dog behavior, but realized that I had little knowledge about how the laws are worded and applied to our pals. I am sure that I am not the only one who might feel this way. I am going to look into dog related laws to further my education. I am going to share my findings on this page and in turn build a small reference center of legal sources and information. Hopefully it will educate you on something that you need to learn. The page will slowly grow in content as time allows me to delve into the legal view. Please drop in occasionally and learn with me!!!!!!
Case #1- Dog Bite On A Child
I recently received a call from the  office of a local well known attorney Leslie j. Castaldi Esq. She was seeking guidance and expert testimony, concerning the bite of a young child by a very large Airedale Terrier (actual dog not pictured). I was given all the pertinent documents, statement's and photo's and asked to render my opinion on the dogs behavior. After studying all of the information it was very clear that this dog was innocent. He had been in the Brevard County Lock Up Facility for five months and should not be deemed dangerous, but released. I would not have been able to tell you before reading the statute.The specific wording of the statute as applied to the dogs behavior was argued very well by Mrs Castaldi and The Airedale prevailed. Knowing the law is everything!!!

The incident occurred when a group of 10 to 12 year old kids were playing tag in a local neighborhood. Screeching and screaming as they ran past the window of the dogs home, they put both the dog and his owners on high alert. The dog queuing on the heightened since of alert went into protection mode. Following the sound of the children and the energy moving to the rear of the house, the dog found a screen ajar. At that moment the boy chasing the others ran past and tagged a young girl and she fell to the ground. Being in his yard and no humans to stop it, the dog ran up and bite the boy on the thigh and then retreated to an area some distance from the child. The dogs owners followed out the door and began to try to render aid to the boy.


Our teams contention was that the dog was disciplining the boy for what he perceived as an aggressive behavior directed at the little girl. Once disciplined and responding to it, by no longer pursuing the little girl, the dog retreated. In the end the judge agreed that this was not a vicious act and the children were trespassing. That being argued so well by Mrs Castaldi, we as a team won the day and the Pup was released immediately with no blimish on his record.

Go out to Florida Statutes Online and put 767.11 in the search box. Once there, go beside it and click on "view the whole chapter"






 

                             

Rehabilitate                    Contact - Allen Dye

Retrain                            Phone -  321-508-7551

Reintroduce                    E-mail - wadye@juno.com

 

 

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