A court will examine the following factors when assessing proof of ownership: Registration and authorization The initial registration necessary for the majority of home pets is the most likely document to be acknowledged by the court. Veterinary documentation: Veterinary medical documents may also be considered by the court. AP 11th of Farvardin, 1393 (A.D. 1974). These include bills for vaccinations and other treatments required by law for the animal to remain in possession, as well as certificates of health given by veterinarians at the time the animal is adopted or taken into custody. Evidence of payment If the owner fails to produce evidence of having paid for the dog's vaccination requirements, the court may presume that he or she has not owned the dog since it was last registered.
If you are the legal owner of a dog but do not know where he comes from or how he got there, you can file a petition with the court to find out more information about his history. The judge will then decide if the evidence proves that the dog belongs to you.
Ownership of a dog can be either "domestic" or "household." Domestic ownership refers to dogs that are kept exclusively for pleasure or entertainment and are not used for work or service. Householders often have more than one dog, but they all live in the same household together. They share one house with their owners and another with their fellow dogs.
Dogs can be owned by one person or by several people.
You can establish your ownership rights by doing the following:
Registration of Dogs The form that you fill out when you register and license your dog asks who the primary owner is. In most cases, the individual who presents this papers is acknowledged in court as the principal owner. But why is that? Well, a charge is paid for licensing, which demonstrates an investment on the side of the owner. It also provides proof of ownership in case of theft or loss.
In some states, only owners can register their dogs. Others require that someone on the ownership documentation must be the legal owner. Still others use a system where any person over the age of 18 can register a dog. However, only one of these individuals can be recognized as the principal owner. The other people listed on the registration form may have certain rights regarding the dog, but they are not legally its owners.
If one person owns another person's dog, they are considered the "legal" owner of the dog. For example, if I own a dog and give it to my neighbor to care for while I'm away on vacation, I would be considered the "legal" owner of the dog even though I transferred ownership of the dog to my neighbor.
People often wonder if they can register their dog without paying the fee. This depends on how the state organizes things. Some states allow anyone with custody of the dog to register it so long as they pay the fee. Other states require that anyone claiming to be the legal owner pay the fee.
In certain countries, being the keeper of a dog necessitates the acquisition of a dog license. Typically, the owner is given a dog-licence identification number, as well as a dog tag with the identifier and a contact number for the registration organization. Licences are normally need to be renewed annually or after a certain number of years.
In other countries, the term "license" may be used instead, but it refers to the same thing: an official document issued by a government agency that authorizes a person or entity to carry out an activity or make use of a right. For example, in some states of the United States, a license is required to hunt birds with a firearm. The license is issued by the local authority who can impose conditions on the license including requirements such as taking lessons from a certified instructor. The license is valid for one year and must be renewed before it expires.
The word "license" comes from the Latin licentia, meaning "freedom". It refers to the freedom granted by a license to do something that would otherwise be prohibited.
People get licenses for many things including driving cars, riding motorcycles, operating heavy machinery, playing sports in organized leagues or events, etc. Licenses protect others from being harmed by the actions of those who have been granted permission to behave in a certain way.
To formally claim ownership of an AKC papered dog, you must obtain the certificate and go through the AKC process. If the dog has a microchip, contact the microchip provider and explain that the dog was abandoned by its owner and that you would like to have the dog's microchip allocated to you. The microchip company will then make arrangements for you to receive notification when/if the chip is detected by a local veterinarian or animal shelter.
If you are in possession of the dog when its owner dies or disappears, there is no need to wait for the AKC to make you legal owner of the dog. You can make decisions about the dog's care and treatment without first consulting the AKC.
However, if you want to show the dog in competition or intend to breed it, then you will need to register its name with the American Kennel Club and provide documentation of health clearances. Also, some breeds are protected by law and cannot be bred except under specific circumstances. These include guide dogs for the blind and working dogs such as search and rescue animals. Knowing what these requirements are before you decide to adopt an abandoned dog is important so that you don't end up having to pay penalties if you try to show or breed the dog.
The best way to become responsible for an abandoned dog is to find a good home for it and authorise that person to act as your agent.