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Q: Can you sue a pest control company for killing your dog? I’m located in barren county Kentucky.

I hired a pest control company to do pest control in my house. One week later my dog died. I took him to the vet before dying. He said because of rat poison. I asked the guy from pest control and he said he put bait rat poison. He said that it was pet friendly. It wasn’t. Can I sue him? How do I... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 3, 2022

Yes, but you’ll most certainly need a lawyer to handle it for you. You’ll also need to make sure your vet will testify for you as to the rat poison.

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Q: I know who has my dog, how much they want in return & proof of ownership. Local authorities say it is a civil matter.

Carter County Ky

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 27, 2022

Glad you got your dog back. Skip the civil proceedings.

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Q: Unpaid and not returning my dog

My girlfriend and I broke up for couple weeks! She sold my dog to one of her relative. He hasn't made any attempts to make any payments! I call and text him asking for my dog back! He say will return the dog and asking for money to return the dog. It has couple months now still haven't... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 10, 2022

File suit against him and your girlfriend.

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Q: What can I do legally if a trainer doesn’t communicate while my dog is gone.

Our dog has been in a 4 week training program now for 3 weeks, however the past 2 weeks we have heard nothing from the trainer. We tried to give him some time In case he was busy but we’ve left multiple messages and calls with no reply whatsoever. We tried to contact the company he works for but... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 6, 2022

Go to the facility and see the trainer in person. If the faculty is closed on gone, hen move on to the police and file a complaint for theft.

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Q: On Wednesday March 23, while visiting my mother I encountered a dog.

I made the mistake of taking the dog. I was given false information. I was under the impression once she sobered up I would return the dog. I found the dog running loose on Wednesday, March 23. Prior to leaving with the fog I did knock on her door and explained her dog wouldn’t get out of my car.... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 27, 2022

Take the dog to animal services tomorrow and turn her in. You are not going to jail nor have you done anything wrong.

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Q: Also does he have to wear a leash in our yard he's again a service dog.
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 25, 2022

Your dog does not have to wear a leash when he is confined to your property.

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Q: Does my service dog have to wear a leash walking around the trailer park where I live
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 25, 2022

Yes. Your dog should be on a leash in the trailer park.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: My landlord is telling me that I’m responsible for another tenant’s animal because I have a dog too. Is that legal?

My landlord messaged me stating that I am responsible for the other tenants dog because I’m the only other tenant that has a dog, that I am responsible to reach out to this tenant and set up a time for us to clean up the entire yard. However, I always clean up after my emotional support dog and I... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 16, 2022

You are only responsible for your own dog. Period.

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Q: Can I go to jail for not walking my girlfriends dog, my girl and her daughters all wanted a dog but soon lost interest

They do nothing with her. I have to feed and water even though I told them I didn't want a dog. I have been making sure it eats and cleaning it's kennel every week or two because I feel bad for it. My neighbors all think it's Mt dog because I was the only one walking it. But I... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 10, 2022

No, but if you don’t want to take care of it, surrender it to a shelter where the dog can get a good home.

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Q: If someone calls animal control on me for having too many cats (I have five but two live outside)

Do I have to let them in my house? Will they come with a warrant or will they need some proof of hoarding to get a warrant? My cats are well taken care of, my house is clean. I don't have any signs of cat hoarding but my ex roommate has a grudge against me and has brought up reporting me

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 3, 2022

You don’t have to let them in without a warrant and I would not talk to them at all nor would I let them in without a warrant.

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Q: How long before I can claim animal abandonment and keep the dog?

I was asked to watch a dog for someone when they got arrested. With the understanding they would assist with care (food, expenses, ect) They have since been evicted from their home and are still in jail. There has been no contact with anyone about the dog for almost 2 months. How long does it have... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 27, 2022

You can’t claim abandonment if you agreed to keep him while the owner was in jail if he is still in jail. However, if you have all the receipts for his food, boarding, care, etc., you can keep him until you are repaid, which will likely never happen. Hence, you still wind up with the dog.

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Q: can i press charges on a relative for stealing my dog and taking it somewhere and abandoning him? i have evidence.

i didn't know abt this until he admitted to it when i went to his house. my dog does nothing to him. he stays inside and doesn't bother him. this person lives next door. i'm absolutely broken over this. and i just want to know what i can do about it.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 19, 2022

You can press charges for theft and animal cruelty.

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Q: In the state of Ky can you be ordered to get rid of your dogs and never need allowed to have another dog in a certain co

in the state of Kentucky can they take all your rights away to have a dog? There were dogs in the past that kept breaking leashes. The two dogs left have never harmed anything or anyone and they're telling my boyfriend he can no longer own a dog in the county. A pit bull came in the yard and... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 7, 2022

They can’t enforce the no fog policy beyond 2 years from the date of conditional discharge.

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Q: I work at a hotel in Kentucky. Are you legally allowed to ask for ID for service animals?

I work front desk and my co-worker insist you are allowed to ask for proof like an ID badge or something proving the animal is a service pet. However most info online says no but some say it's ok. They want me to ask for ID but the guest always says we legally can't ask for it and I think... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 29, 2022

You are correct. You may NOT ask for if or evidence of a service dog.

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Q: Is this a real lawyer thing?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 19, 2022

What is your question?

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Q: My neighbor has a kennel that is unattended and dogs bark all night. What can I do?

I have an autistic grand daughter who is not sleeping and makes it hard to get her up for school.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 16, 2022

1). Take a criminal complaint for the nuisance barking. 2) contact animal

Control and ask them to investigate. 3). Contact inspections, permits and licensing and see if the neighbor has a kennel license to operate such facility.

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Q: A neighbor's two dogs jumped a fence and attacked my daughter and dog. Both have bite marks, puncture wounds, tearing
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 31, 2021

You can sue the neighbors for their injuries, medical, etc.

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Q: School bus hit my dog while speeding down a 1 lane road. The dog was not in the road he way laying next to it.

Who’s responsible. Dog has been at the vet for 1 week and will more than likely have to have his leg amputated tomorrow.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 8, 2021

Depends on where this occurred and whether any leash laws were violated.

Q: Looking for my uncla money I'm not able to access
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 7, 2021

What is your question?

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Q: My neighbor has threatened to kill my large guardian dog because of his barking. Is there anything I can do?

Great Pyrenees, 18 months old, protects our sheep, chickens, and horses from predators.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 18, 2021

Unless he takes some action against the dog, no.

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