Philadelphia, PA asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky

Q: Someone dog staying at my house a couple hours accidentally got out fight another dog. Bite each other. What can hap?

I was at a friend's house one night and she had a friend there who was in town from another state overnight and would be heading back out of state the next night. She needed to leave her dog with someone for a couple hours while she went to do some things and the friends house I was at that she knew could not keep the dog she asked if the dog could stay at my house while she did her running and then she pick it back up. I said that's fine. The dog came home with me that night and the next day while waiting for her to come and get the dog it accidentally ran out for a brief moment and there was a dog out next door and they got into a little fight the dog that was staying at my house did bite the other dog that was out next door and I'm sure the other dog probably bit the dog that was at my house as well. What can come of this?

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Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: You may be liable for injuries to the neighbors dog that occurred while the visiting dog was in your care.

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