Fountain Run, KY asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky

Q: my farier showed up earlier,, and was close to the fence, , and my dog bit him.? it is posted guard dog on duty do not

I have used the same farrier for over 2 years, he knows we have dogs, they are always put up, when he has a appt here to shoe, but showed up early, he text me,,, and i do not have a cell phone, he knows that,,, so i did not get is message that he would be early... he assured me he would not sue,, but I have heard nothing from him,, i have sent him messages thru fb,, and nothing since he was on his way to his dad,, which is a doctor. can you advise me..? notsure as to why he would stand so close to the fence,, when he knows about our dogs....

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

A: You are still liable for the dog bite. In Kentucky it is strict liability.

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