Bowling Green, KY asked in Animal / Dog Law and Land Use & Zoning for Kentucky

Q: Can I have my neighbors dog removed, or them fined for the damages inflicted on my vehicle ?

I live on a dead end drive out in the county, very last house, there are 2 other neighbors that we all share the drive way. Our property has been there since 1967, long before the other 2 houses where added to the drive. My neighbors dog has inflicted $6,000 in damages to my vehicle by just driving down the drive to MY HOUSE! They have been informed multiple times over the last 2 years, has been asked to get their dog under control, animal control has been called multiple times and say they cant do anything because we are in the county? The dog is a nuisance and they show no intension of getting him under control. What can I do? They should have to pay for the damages on my car. I have ample videos and pictures of the dog inflicting damages and even some with them outside while he does it.

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

A: You’ll need to sue them in the circuit court of your county of residence for the $6,000 damages arising from the dog.

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