Hi, my neighbors 5 dogs killed our cat in front of my 11 year old on our porch in Oct. 2010. Two weeks later two of the same Bull dogs attacked my dog on her runner. The two dogs were diemed Dangerous by Virginia Court. The neighbor had three court ordered Dangerous dogs in other state last month after 1 year of appeals. The dogs that were Virginia court ordered Confined for ten day came on our property twice. One day his 7 dogs chased us into our home. He now owns 30 bulls dogs, and said all dogs are meant to be free.
There is not a leash law in my small town. In VA court pets are only worth replacement cost, and you can't sue for pain and suffering in Virginia over dogs attacking pets. Her also tresspassed on our property, with his dangerous unconfined dogs.
Can I sue for negligence, for not keeping his 11 bulldogs in his kennel. Small claims is for $15,000 max. Do I have any chance in small claims court?
Thanks for any help.