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Questions tagged [legal]

For questions related to laws, ordinances, rules, or regulations governing the behavior of pets and their handlers in public places.

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Can I own a Galapagos Giant Tortoise?

I live in Pennsylvania and I was wondering if I could own one? I am willing to pay whatever amount and age does not matter. Any info would be amazing, thanks.
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In the US what are the requirements for drug manufacturers for pets, to list side effects

A recent question Cat suddenly became paralyzed has a cat with sudden onset paralysis, after starting a new drug. The companies drug literature does not list this as a side effect, but the OP found ...
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Are Terrapins sold in the UK?

I am from the UK and I was wondering if I can get terrapins. i have looked on all the websites of close by pet stores and none of them know where to get them from.
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Ourdoor cat attacked my dogs on a walk, what should I do?

I have two small minpins, and as I was giving them their evening walk a cat darted out of the bushes and tried to attack them. My first reaction was to sling my dogs behind me, which forced the cat to ...
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Is there a maximum legal limit to the quantity of certain types of animal an individual can keep as a pet e.g. monkeys

I heard somewhere that in the UK there is a maximum legal number of 66 monkeys that any one person can keep as a pet. It seemed like an arbitrary number to me so I wanted to ask if there is a maximum ...
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Changing breed designation of “Pit Mix”

I recently adopted a dog from an animal rescue society. While she was listed as a mix of Breed X on the rescue society's website, her veterinary paperwork shows "Pit Mix" as her predominant breed. ...
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Cat locked in apartment basement

I recently moved into a new apartment, which does allow cats. Today, I heard meowing coming from the laundry room in the basement, and thinking it was a stray, went to leave it food and water before ...
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What qualifies as animal abuse in the Netherlands?

During the process of my divorce recently, I was told by legal workers that I could not claim the part of my salary that I've always used to take care of my dogs in the calculation of the partner ...
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What anaconda species/variants/whatever (if any) would be plausible to keep as pets in Belgium?

All my life I've had one favorite animal: the anaconda. I used to read up quite a lot of documentation on them, but as time went on, I forgot most of it & haven't really found the time lately to ...
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My cat hates his collar. How to handle it

My cat Shiloh HATES his collar. When I adopted him I was told I need to keep a collar on him even though I will never let him go outside (I was further informed that even though he is an indoor cat ...
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Have there been cases of cat owners in high rise apartments being legally required to install screen (safety nets) on windows?

Sure, cat owners should worry about their cats jumping out the window. I'm concerned with negligent/irresponsible cat owners. For example, what if I see my neighbor's cat everyday on an open window ...
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Can I keep a monkey as a pet?

It seems it's not common to see monkeys as pets. I'm not sure of the reason, despite they're supposed to be smarter than any other pets (e.g. dogs). It is possible to have a monkey as a pet (in the ...
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Are there laws in the US that would prevent a person from keeping neighborhood cats out of their yard?

In an answer to another question, it was mentioned that Germany has a law forbidding people from keeping their neighbor's cats from entering their yard. Assuming that's true, are there any similar ...
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What laws in the state of Pennsylvania relate to the release of domestic animals?

What laws are in place in the state of Pennsylvania around the release of animals considered to be domestic pets; Cats, Dogs, Rabbits, etc? References related to enforcement (penalties and/or lack of ...
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What happens if I buy an exotic pet in Ohio and it take to my home in Pennsylvania?

I have heard that Ohio has different laws (or maybe no laws) governing the making of pets of wild, exotic and/or non-native species. I have also heard that occasionally people will purchase a "pet" ...
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What does becoming a canine good citizen allow me to do with my dog?

My dog is taking a manners class which I hope will end with him becoming a canine good citizen. What does this designation enable me to do with my dog? Are there public places that don't allow dogs, ...
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Why are there specific prejudices or laws against pitbulls?

Why are there laws regulating the ownership of pitbulls but not, at least obviously, for other dogs? For example: Some places will ban the ownership of pitbulls entirely, while others require them to ...