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Dog Bites and the Dog Owners’ Liability Act

By Suzana Gartner & Daniel Fin For thousands of years, dogs have been considered as man’s best friend as they provide lots of affection and love for their families. Although they are a large source of happiness for many, they can be a huge responsibility. In fact,...

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Who Gets the Dog or Cat in a Divorce?

Who Gets the Dog or Cat in a Divorce?

By Suzana Gartner & Daniel Fin Traditionally, courts have relied on an ownership model that views animals as nothing more than personal property. This ancient view considers individuals who purchase animal companions as having sole possession over them. With this...

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Horse Shoes & Fine Prints

By David Samuels & Daniel Fin Horses play an interesting role in Canadian society. Viewed as vehicles to some, athletes to others, and pets to many, equine law – although a niche – contains many specifics which overlap in other areas of the law (namely Contract...

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Answered: What is Animal Law?

What is Animal Law? The question, “What is animal law?” has become increasingly popular, both in the pet-owner and legal worlds. Inquirers are often surprised to find that this area has been on the rise for years. With approximately one in every two households in...

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Equine Law and a Shift to Sentientism

By Suzana Gartner & Daniel Fin Horses can be viewed in today’s society as many things ranging from personal pets, to vehicles, and also as athletes competing for first-place prizes. This is what makes Equine Law so particularly interesting in Canada. Disputes may...

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Suzana Gartner on Breakfast Television

Your pets are part of your family and unfortunately when family’s fall apart, or couple’s separate – animal rights will come in to play. Suzana spoke about this on Breakfast Television! ARTICLE: https://www.bttoronto.ca/videos/animal-lawyers-give-a-voice-to-animals/...

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Veterinary Negligence Disputes

Veterinary Negligence Disputes

One of the hardest parts about being a pet guardian is having to take your animal companion to the veterinarian when they become sick or injured.  My dog instantly knew when he was going to the veterinary clinic after we turned right onto the major road near our house...

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Pet Condominium Disputes in Ontario

Pet Condominium Disputes in Ontario

Written by David Samuels When an individual is in the process of purchasing or leasing a condominium unit, there are two governing documents that relate to the rules and restrictions of the condominium: the Declaration and the Rules. In most cases, the declaration...

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