ky law on dogs and liability

ky law on dogs and liability

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Franklin, IN

#1 Jul 26, 2013
258.235 Authority to kill or seize dog; return by court to owner of vicious dog; liability for damage; proceeding by person attacked by dog; disposition of dog after seizure; powers of animal control officer; vicious dog not to run at large

(1) Any person, without liability, may kill or seize any dog which is observed attacking any person.

(2) Any livestock owneror his agent, without liability, may kill any dog trespassing on that owner's property and observed in the act of pursuing or wounding his livestock.

(3) Any dog determined to be vicious by a court and allowed to be returned to an owner shall be confined in a locked enclosure at least seven (7) feet high or a locked kennel run with a secured top. The dog may leave the enclosure only to visit the veterinarian or to be turned in to an animal shelter. The dog shall be muzzled if leaving the enclosure for either of these purposes.

(4) Any owner whose dog is found to have caused damage to a person, livestock, or other property shall be responsible for that damage.

Paducah, KY

#2 Aug 9, 2013
Any pit bull owner who steals his dog from a humane shelter, after said dog has been quarantined, shall be severally eaten by said pit bull. Karma is a BltCH!
north graves

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Aug 13, 2013
A couple days ago two big yellow lab mix looking dogs tried to get in my chicken pen to kill my chickens. If you value your dogs you might ought to put them up. Fair warning. (N121 area)

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