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Legal Topics: Pets

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Statutes: (Additional statutes, regulations & opinions may apply to your specific situation.)

  • Minnesota Statutes index topic for Pets; Pet Shops; Pet and Companion Animal Welfare Act
  • Resources: (Print resources are available at the Law Library and in county law libraries around the state.)

  • Dunnell Minnesota Digest, Minnesota's legal encyclopedia, article on "Animals."
  • Dog Bites & Other Injuries (including injuries to dogs), from Nolo.
  • Elderly or Disabled Tenants: The Right to Have Pets, from Nolo.
  • Enforcing No-Pets Clauses, from Nolo.
  • Randolph, Mary. Every Dog's Legal Guide: a Must-Have Book for Your Owner, 5th ed. (Nolo, 2005). KF390.5 .D6 R36 2005.

    Resources, general:

  • Every Dog Has Its Day--In Court: Requirements of Minnesota's Dangerous Dog Statute Article from Bench & Bar of Minnesota.

  • DISCLAIMER:  As librarians and not lawyers, we can suggest resources but cannot give legal advice (such as which form to file), or legal opinions, (such as how a statute might apply to particular facts.)  To do so could be considered the unauthorized practice of law.  Even though we try to suggest materials that will be of help, further research is usually required to find a complete and correct answer.  For many questions, the best answer may be to consult an attorney.  For links to resources on finding an attorney, see http://www.lawlibrary.state.mn.us/selfhelp.html#atty.

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    Minnesota State Law Library: Legal Topics: Pets

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