Pet Owner Rights and Protection

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!

Let Us Help You

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. 

Let us help you with:

Confisication due to alleged aggression                                           Pet custody/ownership disputes

Return of a lost pet being held by a third party                                 Drafting of contracts for or with breeders

Disputes with landlords and HOAs                                                  Veterinary malpractice

Boarder negligence                                                                       Violations of breed restriction and other local ordinances         Injury/death of your pet due to the fault of another person (including police)

Contract disputes with breeders and rescue organizations. 

Next Step

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, call us today at (727) 316.5333 for a free case evaluation.