Monticello, KY asked in Animal / Dog Law and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky

Q: Can a landlord evict immediately of dog never attacked but charged at another small dog on rental property?

My dog was on a leash and had a collar on and we were taking him to the car to arrive at another destination when my neighbor brought their small dog out which taunts mine. My dog just whined until the woman grabbed her dog and swung it like a rag doll and then mine broke his collar and charged at the small dog. My husband grabbed ours before it even got near and immediately held him down until the woman got inside. No injuries or damage ,just very scary. I tried to ask if the woman and her dog was okay and she told me to shut up and called me nasty names. They then threatened to kill my dog while we were trying to pick him up and get him in the car ASAP. They said they called the police and we waited but they never arrived. We think they may call the landlord because our dog is a potential liability for the landlord. Due to the pandemic we are being evicted for job loss and lack of income. Could this speed up the process before we even get moved in to our new place?

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

A: The answer lies in your lease with the landlord.

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