Idaho Animal / Dog Law Questions & Answers

Q: If someone comes uninvited onto my property and let's out my dogs, can I hold them responsible for any damages?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Civil Rights for Idaho on
Answered on Feb 16, 2019
Kevin M Rogers' answer
Your defense is not good unfortunately. Short of getting a signed confession rom the person who lifted the bar that allowed the dogs to escape, I’m afraid that you’re absolutely 100% liable.

Q: Can I be sued for trespassing and shelter fees?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Animal / Dog Law for Idaho on
Answered on Feb 12, 2018
Peter N. Munsing's answer
If you are speaking to the owner you are not trespassing unless there's something I'm missing. If you knew the dog was dangerous you may be considered careless for putting your hand down, unless you felt that with the owner there the dog wouldn't do anything.

If the owner didn't warn you the owner has liabiltiy for the bite--suggest you contact a member of the Idaho Assn for Justice in the county where it happened.They give free consults.

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