Salt Lake City, UT asked in Animal / Dog Law for Utah

Q: If my dog kills a sheep, am I liable for the purchase price of the sheep?

A friend of mines dog killed a sheep. They are willing to pay for it. They talked to one of the two owners and disussed making payments for the sheep, then the other owner decided to be a jerk and call animal control and demanded the purchase price of the sheep $500.00(he says he has a recipt) immediately no payments. If they don't pay and are taken to court payments would be arranged anyway right.

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Andrew Spainhower
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A: Obviously the answer can change given a variety of variables, however, it is likely that the dog owner will need to pay the sheep owner the value of the sheep.

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