Did the neighbor’s dog or cat defecate at your house, Know the law and demand that it be applied

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Remember that your neighbor is obliged, both to collect his feces, and to pay for the damage that his pet has caused to your property

Sinaloa. – The never-ending story, you leave the house and right at the door “the gift of the neighbor’s puppy”; which is now its favorite bathroom, the problem is that you step on it and the smell haunts you like a shadow all day

The truth is that if you knew the law, you could demand that the owner of that pet be responsible not only for his feces, but also for the damage that he could generate in your home such as destruction of plants, dirt, or that he has used the hose, the flower pots or any other object like a toy that he chewed on and flat out left for the trash. 

The regulations for the protection of animals in Sinaloa indicate in articles 29 and 20 that: “The owners will be responsible for collecting the feces caused by their pet when they travel with it on public roads and depositing them in the respective garbage receptacles or containers; the same will apply in the event that the owner releases his pet on public roads ”.

It also highlights that the owner of the animal has the responsibility to pay the damages that it causes to third parties, and the corresponding compensation will be demanded through the procedure indicated by the applicable Laws. 

Chapter XII of the popular complaint indicates in article 54 that: any person may report to the competent authorities, any fact, act, or omission that contravenes the provisions of this Law. 

If the complaint is filed with the state or municipal authority and is a federal matter, it must be forwarded immediately for attention and processing to the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection. 

The popular complaint must be submitted in writing, and will contain: 

• Name or business name and address of the complainant and, where appropriate, his 
• legal representative; 
• The acts or omissions reported; 
• The data that allow identifying the alleged offender or locating the pollutant source, and 
• The evidence that the complainant offers, if applicable.

Likewise, the complaint may be made by telephone, in which case the public servant who receives it, will draw up a detailed record, and the complainant must ratify it in writing, complying with the requirements established in this article, within a term of three following business days. to the formulation of the complaint, without prejudice to the competent authority investigating ex officio the facts constituting the complaint.

Source: lineadirectaportal.com

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