My cattle dogs were seized by council and later declared Dangerous. Anne understands the love people have for their dogs and genuinely cares about you and your dog. My dogs are home now, the dangerous dog Declaration was revoked and Anne has educated me with regards to responsible dog ownership and put me in contact with a great dog trainer. Anne is an extremely skilled legal expert in her niche area. She was persistent and never gave up and I am very happy with the result. I could not have achieved this result without her help.
All Over Staffy Rescue Victoria
Anne Greenaway of Lawyers for Companion Animals (and her barrister) represented us in a high-profile, complex case involving a lady from Queensland taking legal action against our President in an attempt to get her dogs back (that had been lost in NSW). The dogs ended up in a local NSW Council pound and were transferred, to an NSW rescue group who later transferred them to All Over Staffy Rescue (AOSR). Having legally acquired these dogs AOSR rehomed these dogs. The stress of being taken to court was overwhelming. If we lost it could have badly impacted all rescue groups across Australia. Rescue groups would close their doors for fear of being sued. We ended up getting a getting a fantastic outcome with the plaintiff discontinuing the action against Mick and All Over Staffy Rescue. Anne was absolutely amazing and did her job brilliantly. We could not have asked for a more passionate, supportive and professional lawyer who was across all the legal issues and who was always contactable by phone, email or text and kept us updated every step of the way.
Stuart G, Wollongong
After finding ourselves in significant strife with the rangers of our local council after our greyhound unfortunately escaped from our yard and killed our neighbour’s pet duck, we managed to find Anne through an internet search as our local lawyers admitted they had very little experience in this area. Anne skilfully guided us through process of dealing with Council and the local court system. This enabled us to avoid having our dog declared dangerous. Instead we received a far more favourable 1 year control order which has long since expired without any further incidents. We would highly recommend Anne to anyone who faces a similar situation.
Late last year we lost our beautiful 4 year old Keeshond due to the negligence of a dog walker. It was one of the most distressing experiences and I quickly learned that there are not many lawyers out there that have the knowledge or compassion to help. Thankfully our online dog community recommended Lawyers For Companion Animals to us and I couldn’t be more grateful. Anne’s dedication, knowledge and compassion was more than I could have hoped for and thanks to Anne we got justice for our boy and his story was heard. I have no doubt that in anyone’s else’s hands this would not have been a positive outcome. I cannot thank Anne enough for helping us navigate through this but most of all for giving our Beau a voice.
Zachary T, Melbourne
I own a beautiful Staffy X named Brandy. She was falsely accused of attacking another dog and was taken by my local council. They proceeded to keep her impounded for 6 weeks. I got in contact with Anne Greenaway after the council called me in for an ‘interview under caution’ and after a few phone calls and emails from Anne to the council, Brandy and I were cleared of the charges being presented to me and I was able to pick up Brandy from the pound. I can’t thank Anne enough for the caring and understanding she showed for me and Brandy, Anne was very reasonable in her fees and got the job done very quickly.
Anne was great to deal with, she’s very knowledgeable – this is her chosen field after all, but she was also great support for me in a desperate time. Although I made some inquiries with a local Solicitor, they didn’t have the expertise that I needed. I’m in country Victoria and even though Anne’s base is not in the same state, she was contactable via telephone and email for the duration of my case. We shared many phone calls outside the standard 9-5 working day as I was working those hours. Anne and I worked together and she supported me in discussions with the local Council as well as making an application to appeal the Dangerous Dog declaration to VCAT, which to my great joy, we were successful with! Anne assisted with my required appearance at the local Magistrate’s Court and was such a wealth of information that I can’t thank her enough for everything she’s done for me. My best friend Lizzie definitely wouldn’t be with me today enjoying her current lifestyle without Lawyers for Companion Animals. I highly recommend Anne’s services for anyone who needs legal information and assistance relating to any animal matter.
President of Dog Rescue Newcastle
In addition to the wonderful work that Anne does for companion animals she is also very active in improving the welfare of livestock animals. She is an advocate for other animals, including chickens and pigs and is aware of legislative shortcomings, for example, with regard to free range labelling. Anne is in contact with other rescue groups involved with rescue chickens, goats, sheep and cattle and is aware of the issues facing factory farmed animals. Anne has written many submissions to government with regards to animal welfare.
Hannah J, Hawkesbury
Anne Greenaway is a very passionate and knowledgeable lawyer for companion animals . Anne helped my dangerous dog declaration get revoked and negotiated brilliantly with the local council . Anne was always available to assist me in the matter and always got results. I am truly grateful that I found Anne to help me and my dog and couldn’t recommend her more. Anne has tremendously guided me through out the case and recommended trainers along with what I should do to become and stay a responsible dog owner.
Genevieve P, Maitland
After contacting two lawyers and getting nowhere with our legal matter, I searched the web for someone who could help us. Fortunately, I found Lawyers for Companion Animals and immediately sent an enquiry via the website. Within the space of about an hour I had a return phone call from Anne Greenaway, and yes she was able to assist us.
I believe our matter was complex; it involved two dog attacks in our own backyard, the local council and the neighbour who owned the attacking dog. These attacks were so bad we had to have one dog euthanized and our other was not expected to survive. The costs for veterinarian treatment were astronomical, it involved specialist hospital treatment and ongoing veterinarian consults medication, blood tests, x-rays plus more.
Anne was so easy to speak with, showed great compassion and is very knowledgeable. I was kept up to date at all times, regardless of the time of day or evening. I believe Anne went above and beyond for us, many phone calls and emails, I was extremely satisfied with the final outcome; it was in our favour and an out of court settlement achieved and all with very reasonable fees.
I would have absolutely no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Anne Greenaway from Lawyers for Companion Animals for any companion animal related matter, this lady is a gem.