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Question DetailsAsked on 9/25/2012

should the neighbor have to pay for my dogs vet bill if he was hurt because of the neighbor wetting him from over the fence?

my dog was being sprayed by a water whose by our neighbor and my dog got mad jumped on the fence and my dogs paw got cut very bad. I want to know if our neighbor should have to pay.

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I don't know your neighbor, but I wouldn't think that they were trying to wet your dog on purpose. Also, they could not know what your dog's reaction would be. It is unfortunate that your dog got hurt and hopefully the neighbor has been apologetic, but I doubt that any judge would rule that the neighbor should pay the vet bill.

Answered 7 years ago by slwine69


Looks like this question is years old but popped up in current questions for some reason ?

Basically, would likely be a he-said, she-said situation, even assuming you saw him directly aim the hose at the dog. IF you have definitive proof he shot the hose across the fence at your dog and it was obviously deliberate, then yes he would be liable - for the injury, for trespassing, and for assault on an animal. Would take a lawsuit or possibly an insurance claim against HIS insurance company to recover though. IF you wanted to open up a full-fledged neighbor war you could also charge him with animal abuse.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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