ANIMAL LAW

Animal law is a specialized field of legal practice arising from legislation and caselaw relating to animals. It often intersects with various other areas of law, including family law, wills and estates, personal injury, contractual disputes, product liability, and medical malpractice.

WHY CHOOSE
ARIS GYAMFI LAW

As views towards animals evolve, there are increasing differences between how most people regard animals (particularly their companion animals) and the traditional legal status of those animals as property. These differences can lead to the emergence of novel legal issues and incremental developments in the law. 

With a background in the animal rescue industry working with veterinarians, rescue partners, and stakeholders in a registered animal charity, as well as experience litigating precedent-setting cases, Aris Gyamfi Law is uniquely equipped to understand and navigate those novel legal issues and developments. 

Most importantly, Aris has seen and experienced firsthand the value of the human-animal bond, and understands the concerns of pet parents and rescue organizations. Aris Gyamfi Law will work closely with you to achieve your goals without minimizing what is at stake. 

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Credit: Emily Nuttall

TYPES OF ANIMAL LAW SERVICES

Aris Gyamfi Law offers animal law services in Toronto, the Greater Toronto Area, and remotely across Ontario, including, but not limited to:

  • Wills – providing for the care of your pets and/or farm animals in your estate planning
  • Pet “custody” – helping you to get your pet back or fight to retain your pet in civil and family proceedings  
  • “Dangerous” dog designations – challenging the designation and/or seizure of your dog by municipal authorities
  • Veterinary malpractice – helping to resolve disputes between clients and their veterinarians, including commencing or defending legal actions
  • Wrongful death and/or injury of pets – advising and acting in situations where your pet has been injured or killed
  • Product liability – holding companies accountable for harm to your pet or farm animal as a result of defective medication, toys, food, or other products 
  • Animal rescue /shelter services – providing strategic counsel and representation to animal rescue organizations/shelters faced with various disputes, including those arising from adoptions, surrenders, or defamatory statements 
  • Breeder disputes – acting for individuals whose pet is found to have undisclosed health problems after their purchase from a breeder 

If you have an animal-related legal issue, contact Aris Gyamfi Law to find out what your options are.

WHY CHOOSE
ARIS GYAMFI LAW

As views towards animals evolve, there are increasing differences between how most people regard animals (particularly their companion animals) and the traditional legal status of those animals as property. These differences can lead to the emergence of novel legal issues and incremental developments in the law. 

With a background in the animal rescue industry working with veterinarians, rescue partners, and stakeholders in a registered animal charity, as well as experience litigating precedent-setting cases, Aris Gyamfi Law is uniquely equipped to understand and navigate those novel legal issues and developments. 

Most importantly, Aris has seen and experienced firsthand the value of the human-animal bond, and understands the concerns of pet parents and rescue organizations. Aris Gyamfi Law will work closely with you to achieve your goals without minimizing what is at stake. 

Credit: Emily Nuttall

TYPES OF ANIMAL LAW SERVICES

Aris Gyamfi Law offers animal law services in Toronto, the Greater Toronto Area, and remotely across Ontario, including, but not limited to:

  • Wills – providing for the care of your pets and/or farm animals in your estate planning
  • Pet “custody” – helping you to get your pet back or fight to retain your pet in civil and family proceedings  
  • “Dangerous” dog designations – challenging the designation and/or seizure of your dog by municipal authorities
  • Veterinary malpractice – helping to resolve disputes between clients and their veterinarians, including commencing or defending legal actions
  • Wrongful death and/or injury of pets – advising and acting in situations where your pet has been injured or killed
  • Product liability – holding companies accountable for harm to your pet or farm animal as a result of defective medication, toys, food, or other products 
  • Animal rescue /shelter services – providing strategic counsel and representation to animal rescue organizations/shelters faced with various disputes, including those arising from adoptions, surrenders, or defamatory statements 
  • Breeder disputes – acting for individuals whose pet is found to have undisclosed health problems after their purchase from a breeder 

If you have an animal-related legal issue, contact Aris Gyamfi Law to find out what your options are.