It goes without saying that most pet owners love their pets and do whatever they can to ensure their well-being. Unfortunately, sometimes pet owners have a number of animals and a financial or health situation becomes dire. For various reasons, the animals end up not getting fed or become malnourished.
Other times, pet owners will park their vehicle on a warm day, leave their pet in the car and when they come back, they find police waiting for them by the car.
Either of these situations can result in an animal neglect charge, and if the state steps in, you could be faced with a misdemeanor charge, possible jail time, and will be barred from owning an animal for five years.
If you find yourself in this situation, I’m here to lend my hand.
Portland Animal Neglect Lawyer
As an attorney, I understand how these situations can happen. I’m committed to doing everything I can to use my creative approach honed in more than 15 years of practice to show your commitment to your pet and to demonstrate that the situation was out of your hand or doesn’t demonstrate animal neglect.
It’s important to note that there is a difference between unintentional and intentional neglect and abuse. Unintentional neglect generally happens when a pet’s owner does not know how to properly care for an animal whereas intentional neglect is when the owner purposefully does not feed or provide water, leaves the pet outside in harsh weather, or forces the pet to live in a dangerous or unsanitary condition.
I’m able to work with any of these issues to try to arrive at a best possible outcome.