Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky

Q: I have a friend (F), who has goats, she agreed to care for a relatives (T) pet goat for a few weeks.

They verbally agreed on $20 a week (which doesn't even cover the cost of food). When F received the goat it was underweight from not being fed the proper nutrients. Well now its the end of February, and T has only paid her $20 one time. F told T she is keeping the goat, because she has had it for months now and the agreed upon deal wasn't followed. T is now saying they didn't make that agreement and she wants her goat back. Can F legally keep the goat? If not, can she hold it until payment has been made in full? Located in KY.

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

A: She can legally keep the goat until she is paid in full, at which point she will have to release the goat to the owner.

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