Huntington, WV asked in Animal / Dog Law for West Virginia

Q: My dog engaged wt another dog in the neighborhood street he didn’t bite it but was aggressive threatening have mine kill

Can he? What can i do?

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Michelle Johnson Esq
Michelle Johnson Esq
Answered
  • Eleanor, WV
  • Licensed in West Virginia

A: WV has a strict liability dog bite statute that's limited to dogs running at large or off the leash. If the dog is running at large, the victim/s will not be required to prove the owner was negligent. I'm not sure if this answers the question because the question wasn't very clear.

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