Kentucky Animal / Dog Law Questions & Answers

Q: Bullmastiff attacked me last summer. I haven't been able too track down owner?? Dog had no coller or tags.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Feb 18, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
Unless you have information about the dog or can find his owners, there’s probably nothing you can do.

Q: My dog a little 5 lb dog was killed by a pit bull and animal control said they don't take dogs who kills other dogs

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Feb 17, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
You may have s claim against the owners of the pit bull. Contact a lawyer near you to discuss the specifics and your options.

Q: My dog attacked neighbors dog in our fenced on back yard. Am i liable?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
No. Based on the above set of facts, you did nothing wrong. You need not do anything.

Q: How do I prove ownership of stray animals I saved while leasing a house? Owner of house now claiming ownership...

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Real Estate Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Feb 9, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
Possession and vet records should do the trick. Possession is 9/10 of the law and vet records are the other 1/10.

Q: My fiance killed himself, his adult children took dogs w/o knowledge, he was in TN with sister to get treatment his ....

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Jan 30, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
Yes. You have recourse. Get all your payments together and present them to the children. If they don’t reimburse you or give you the dogs, you may have to file suit for your money.

Q: Was watching a dog for friend for a month until she got on her feet. Had to move before she could take him. Gave him up

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Jan 26, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
Obviously, if you could get the dog back, problem solved. If you cannot get the dog back, there’s really nothing she can do to you. She had the opportunity to get him back when you told her and couldn’t so her window has closed.

Q: Is it illegal to keep a dog outside all the time in Kentucky? No matter the weather?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Jan 12, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
Depends on the dogs circumstances outside such as food, water, cover or housing.

Q: Dog got out of my yard & chased another Off leash dog into street. it was hit and run by a car. Shared owner liability?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Jan 4, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
Other owner is responsible for his dogs injuries by virtue of violating the leash law just as you would have been liable for your dogs injuries bc he was off leash if he had been injured.

Q: A "friend" dropped off puppies and now that I've done everything want them back

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Jan 3, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
They belong to you. Don’t give them back.

Q: how long do you give a person to claim a dog that I found that has been mico chipped and has been notified.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Dec 15, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Probably 30 days. Possession is 9/10 of the law.

Q: If you pick up your dog from the shelter after he got lost, do you HAVE to get him neutered?

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Dec 11, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
You do not but they will probably charge you ai

Q: My friend’s dog got loose out of her yard & the shelter picked him up. Didn’t sign anything, does he HAVE to get neuterd

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Dec 7, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Yes, by virtue of the fact that he was loose (regardless of how that happened). She will have to pay for the surgery and the neutering if she wants him back.

Q: The lady that found my lost dog won't give her back until we pay her. Is this legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Nov 29, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Pay her, get the dog back, then take your dog and have her microchipped and registered so this does not happen again.

Q: If dogs were found in a state of neglect after the owner had a medical issue, can the owner be asked to leave apartment

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Nov 28, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Depends on what remedies are available under the lease.

Q: I got diagnosed with PTSD after a particularly vicious dog attack. I'm afraid to leave my house because I have panic

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Nov 26, 2018
Anna Aleksander's answer
You should probably be able to yes as long as you have scientific proof of your suffering, damages. Also as of 2013, KY is no longer strictly an impact state. Osborne v. Keeny. This information is not intended as legal advice.

Q: what can a rescue do to me if I broke the contract and gave the dog away?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Nov 19, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
They can sue you for breach of contract and obtain a judgment against you. You should get the dog and turn it over to the rescued.

Q: My dog was killed and my neighbor has two storied to his "dead" and he wont tell me where his body is.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Nov 5, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
You need to sue you neighbor for “killing” your dog. That will get you the answers you seek.

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