Q: Defense of Domestic Animal.
I have been combing through the laws when it comes to force and deadly force against a dog attacking my dog. I have found two statues but need further help.
KRS 258.253 (1) Any person, without liability, may kill or seize any dog which is observed attacking any person. But only in the animal cruelty laws do they talk about other dogs.
KY. REV. STAT. ANN. § 525.130. (2) Nothing in this section shall apply to the killing of animals: (h) In defense of a domestic animal against an aggressive or diseased animal. They only specify "animal" in regards to cruelty and "aggressive dog or cat" when in regards to Torture of a dog or cat.
Maybe im not understanding but it seems i cannot be charged for shooting a dog attacking my dog but could still end up being sued by the owner. Any input would be appreciated, Thanks!
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