Philadelphia, PA asked in Animal / Dog Law for Pennsylvania

Q: If my dog was on my property and leashed and a unleashed dog comes on my property and my dog attacks it who is to blame

The person and the unleashed dog want us to pay the full vet bill but since the dog was on our property and was unleashed we don’t think we have to pay the full bill. We told them we are more than willing to pay half but they want us to pay the full 3000$. So what law for Kentucky says that we are not liable to pay the full since, the dog was unleashed and our property?

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Did this happen in Pennsylvania? If not, refile with Justia under Kentucky.

I would say you don't have to pay anything. They let their dog trespass onto your yard. You already contained the dog. Not your problem if they chose to expose their dog to the realistic outcome.

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