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Q: I live in KY, and looking to buy a dog in MO. Is there any legal documents needed moving the dog out of state?

Timothy Denison answered on Aug 14, 2019

You should have a travel health certificate from a Mo vet certifying that he has had all of his shots up to date, including rabies, and you should be fine.

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Q: A kitten that my daughter abandoned with me

My daughter brought a cat here when he was just a kitten then a couple of days later moved out and moved She moved to a different county this was in November of 2018 i have took are of the cat since and she hasnt had much to do with him at all now she is throwing a fit and threatening to get law... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Jul 27, 2019

You can keep the kitten. She abandoned him. You might want to take the cat to the vet and have him chipped. That can help establish ownership.

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Q: In the state of Kentucky what are the commercial snake breeding and selling laws? I’ve searched but to no Avail.

Timothy Denison answered on Jul 27, 2019

Take a look at Kentucky Administrative Regulations 301, Section 2:032 et seq.

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Q: How long does someone have to claim a lost dog? Can I get in trouble for keeping it at my home and safe until then?

Found a dog on an abandoned homes’ porch yesterday evening. No one in the area seems to have seen it before. It was obviously very scared of people and wouldn’t let anyone get near it. I felt bad for it so I fed it and let it warm up to me and brought it home so I knew it would be safe and have... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Jul 24, 2019

Within s reasonable time is how long they have to claim. You cannot get it trouble for providing the dog food, water and shelter. If no one claims the dog, you can keep the dog or, if not an option, deliver the dog to a shelter or rescue for rehiring.

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Q: I adopted a puppy from a shelter on Saturday today the shelter calls me and tells me the owner wants it back

Turns out the shelter violated the mandatory hold law and let me adopt the stray puppy aftr 3 days at the shelter. I dont want to give it back he is part of the family now and my son adores him and calls him buddy. What do i legally have to do

Timothy Denison answered on Jul 24, 2019

You can keep the puppy or you can give the puppy back. You are fine either way. The shelter is the one with the problem if they adopted him out too soon. Although, you may want to consider the length of time the puppy had been with the prior owner, how the puppy got loose, and whether your son... Read more »

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Q: My neighbor feeds around 20 cats. They keep having kittens. They crap and lay in my flower beds. She says their not hers

What can I do to get rid of them. They also walk all over my new car. The animal control says they have to many cats now and have no room for them. Sorry nothing they can do. Now what?

Timothy Denison answered on Jul 17, 2019

Take them to Louisville Metro Animal Services.

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Q: Can I sue someone to return my dog someone else gave away?

I had two dogs that were from the same litter. The first dog, I still have, I got at 6 weeks old and then the second dog I got from 8 weeks, they're again siblings. I had both up until 3 months ago when my mother gave away my second dog via facebook. The only transaction made was $40 in exchange... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Jul 13, 2019

If you have proof that the second dog was yours (ie vet records, registration papers etc), you can sue the woman and probably get the dog back.

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Q: This girl wants me to pay for her car while my dog got off the leash and she hit him.

Timothy Denison answered on Jul 7, 2019

Depending on the ordinances in your area, you may be liable for damages to the car.

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Q: im currently in a animal cruelty case if found guilty what do they normally do?

so far the plea deal is one year in jail but they are talking about restitution and vet bills that is what they are seeking they didn't mention jail time except for the first court appearance it's been going on since September 2018

Timothy Denison answered on Jul 6, 2019

The penalty is up to a year in jail and/or up to $500 fine.

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Q: I got my sister a dog for her birthday and told my mom if they did not want him to give him back cause I did pay for him

She gave him away anyone and I have messages proving she was to return him can I get the cops in on it to get him back

Timothy Denison answered on Jul 3, 2019

What is your question?

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Q: My friend left her dog with me for about a week now can I possibly get her for abandonment

My friend got kicked out of her house and had to go live in a motel roomshe took her other big dog with her which is a great Pyrenees and she took her puppy and 2cats and kittens to the motel room with her but asked me if I could keep her bull massive because it doesn't get along with the great... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Jul 3, 2019

Not unless she fails to claim him within a reasonable time.

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Q: Can I get my dog back?

My dog was in the back yard. A nice and clean back yard. He had food and water and prefers to be out side. So we went to take care of family business and got a call from a cop saying they have our dog. Like what!? And that we are facing animal neglect! He had 2 open wounds on his ear from... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Jun 30, 2019

Did the dog have food, water and shelter in your back yard. If so, what kind?

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Q: Are dog owners required to clean up their dog's waste, off their property in Richmond, Ky (city limits)?

I'm required to maintain the grass on both sides of the sidewalk. I live close to a street and a neighbor walks his dog to my yard, looks at me, and leaves the waste. I have dogs, which I clean up after (especially in someone else's yard). I take care of my property and animals. Not only is this a... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Jun 29, 2019

Yes. Everyone is required to police their own waste.

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Q: If you own a dog - papers and microchip to prove it- but someone housed it for over a year- to whom does it belong?

My college son bought German Sheppard for$550. He went looking for a place that allowed dogs to rent along with 3 other boys one who is the son of lets say the Smith family . They found an apartment but it didn't allow pets. The smith boy insisted they get the place and his family said they would... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Jun 28, 2019

Sue them for the return of the dog.

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Q: My dog died at the kennel (vets office) while we were on vacation. Can I pursue legal action for neglect?

The dog had been in their care for 5 days. The vet believes he died from bloat.

Timothy Denison answered on Jun 28, 2019

Depends completely upon the circumstances surrounding the dogs death.

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Q: Our neighbors dog continues to get pregnant and have litter after litter of puppies. She is hungry all the time and is

Constantly at our home. We continue to feed her but due to her being pregnant she won’t let my dogs eat. Are we allowed to get her fixed without our neighbors permission? She has no collar or identification.

Timothy Denison answered on Jun 25, 2019

If you can capture the dog on your property running loose with no tags and ID, you can have her spayed and turned over to animal services.

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Q: A neighbor keeps agitating my small dog as he walks by and even came into my yard to do so despite me asking him not to.

Do I have any recourse ? The dog is on cable and can’t reach street and is completely harmless but does bark when people come by.

Timothy Denison answered on Jun 24, 2019

If he persists in coming I to your yard, take a criminal complaint for trespass.

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Q: My neighbors pit bull viciously attacked my little chiwawa resulting in a $984 vet bill. Is she liable to help pay

It also attacked one of my other little dogs a few days prior and she came over and apologized to me and said she has to watch her little dog because it tries to get it

Timothy Denison answered on Jun 15, 2019

She is liable for it all unless your dog was running loose.

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Q: Is AKC "co-ownership" any problem in establishing clear ownership of a dog?

We have purchased a companion dog from a show breeder in Kentucky (where we live). There was no written sales agreement. The breeder took care of microchipping and AKC registration. 3 days after we brought the dog home, the breeder informed us they have listed themselves as a second contact on the... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Jun 10, 2019

Probably no liability for you. Rescues and some breeders list themselves as a second contact when registering a microchip or a dog so there are more avenues of contact if the dog is lost. You have the dog....and possession is 9/10 of the law.

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