I temporary live with someone and I was allow to keep my small dog. The person who I live with is allergic so I can not keep my dog in the house but out in the garage in a crate. I do have a lock on the cage. The person who I live with is telling people behind my back to cut the lock and let the dog loose so it can run away. I have had my small my dog for 10 years and spend $1,000.00 for him. This would be cruel. My dog has never roamed outside his own home. He does get afraid of things when he does go outside. If he was set loose he would either get hit by a car, be so scared and run and then starve, or animals would get him. He is very close to me and for him to be set free would be a death sentence for him. Can this person do this without me knowing?
Sounds like you need to move. it's not a question of whether it is legal or not -- people do illegal things all the time. Your roommate is clearly no friend. If something did happen, I don;t know how you would prove it without actually seeing it happen. Protect you pup and get out.
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No, it's not legal. The bigger question is why in the world would you live with someone that would threaten to do this to your dog.
If we do not have a signed fee agreement I am not your attorney and this is not legal advice.
You certainly have rights in your own dog as your own property including rights to exclusively possess it, keep it safe from being interfered with by others, and prevent others from taking it. However, you also have obligations to adhere to the criminal laws regarding animal neglect and abandonment as well. Your state has state statutes outlining what is deemed to be the abuse, neglect, or abandonment of an animal, and even though those laws do not allow your housemate to take matters into her own hands, let your dog loose and thereby break laws regarding theft and trespass, they certainly allow her to make a complaint to a law enforcement agency and report your suspected abuse, neglect, and or abandonment, and thereby have a law enforcement officer come seize the dog lawfully instead. You would be wise to pay as much attention to your own behavior with providing for the dog's minimum care and for complying with the criminal code as you are with worrying about your housemate's personal actions.
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