Pet Rights

Although Florida law primarily treats pets as just another piece of property, for pet owners, they are treasured members of the family. When it comes to providing the best care for our furry (or scaly or feathery) children, we consider many issues: nutrition, training, socialization, health, and safety, but what about our legal rights as pet guardians? Pet parents encounter a myriad of legal issues relating to their beloved pets and they are increasingly turning to the courts for protection. The Goodwin Firm and attorney April S. Goodwin are here to help you with these issues!

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Attorney April S. Goodwin can help pet guardians with legal issues that arise before and during the ownership of their dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, horses, rabbits, lizards, snakes, or any other pet.

Confisication Due to Alleged Aggresion

Return of a lost pet being held by third party

Disputes with Landloards & HOAs

Boarder Negligence

Injury/Death of your pet due to the fault of another person (including police)

Pet Custody/Ownership Disputes

Drafting of Contracts for/or with breeders

Veterinary Malpractice

Violations of Breed Restriction and Other Local Ordinances

Contract Disputes with Breeders & Rescue Organizations

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Attorney April S. Goodwin is a lifelong pet owner and advocate for animal and pet guardian rights. She can help you with any legal issues relating to your pet from purchase or adoption and beyond. If you think you may have a legal issue regarding your pet, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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