Law enforcement cannot enter your home without a court order or your permission. If you're called to Animal Control and you're worried about your pets being taken, you have the right not to let them in. Go out and talk to them, kindly. When you call the animal control center, officers will ask you to explain the problem thoroughly.
If officers believe your concern is valid, they will contact your neighbor and let you know. If the problem persists, your neighbor will receive a citation, which you can pay or challenge in court. Reporting a neighbor to animal control will cause agency officers to contact the owner of the animal. The landlord could get away with it at first with a warning.
If the problem persists, the agency can visit the landlord and give him a citation. Generally, any law enforcement officer must have a court order to enter their home, unless there are “compelling circumstances.”. Compelling circumstances, or those conditions that require immediate action by law enforcement officials, do not apply to minor violations, such as a violation of a strap law or a licensing ordinance. In addition, several states have adopted laws that exempt local dog control laws as compelling circumstances for the purpose of warrantless entry into homes.
For more information on this topic, see Detailed Discussion of Dog Seizure Laws. It's not clear why animal control came to your home (for example, a complaint about a dangerous dog, a cruelty complaint,?) , if you let them into your house and why did they take the dog. Generally, animal control cannot enter the home without permission or without a court order, except in demanding circumstances. Animal control sometimes removes animals that are unattended on public property, but the “owner” of the animal in such circumstances generally has the opportunity to redeem it within a specific number of days (the exact number of days varies across the country).
People who believe that their animal is being held unfairly can sue to try to have the animal returned. Once an animal is rehoused, attempts to recover it can become more difficult. In addition, animal control sometimes causes animals to be euthanized, so time is of the essence. I suggest that you immediately consult with an attorney in your area.
Headquartered in Atlanta, LifeLine Animal Project is a 501 (c) () nonprofit organization with the mission of ending the euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals in county shelters. DeKalb County Animal Services is managed by the LifeLine Animal Project, a 501 (c) () nonprofit organization with the mission of ending the euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals in county shelters. For example, if you notice that an animal is on the loose several times, someone could report that animal to animal control. Two animal rescue organizations are dedicated to the preservation of lives and the prevention of cruelty to animals: the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and the Humane Society of the United States.
There are several reasons to call for animal control and animal cruelty or neglect is not the only one. If you encounter an animal alone in a car and the outside temperature exceeds 70 degrees, immediately call DeKalb County Police or Animal Control Services. It's important to know when to call animal control if you have a problem with your neighbor's pets. Beyond traditional animal control, animal control officers are addressing animal-related issues and are working to improve the quality of life for animals and people in DeKalb County.
If you witness the abandonment of an animal and want to report the situation, you should call the local animal control number. LifeLine manages the shelter division of the DeKalb County Animal Service and works with DeKalb County Animal Control Services. Being reported to an animal control center can be stressful, whether it happened to your neighbor or to you, especially if the complaints are unfounded. Carelessness or cruelty to animals, in general, should be reported to the authorities, especially if done deliberately, since it causes suffering to the poor creature.