Kentucky Animal / Dog Law Questions & Answers

Q: My nabor has 9 loose big dogs that run all over are aggressive Dog cetcher won’t take thim said there not strays

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Apr 13, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
There are ordinances in every county regarding control of animals. Go to your local county attorney and take a criminal complaint against the neighbor for his dogs

Q: Foster gave me a Dog w/o having me do paperwork. Now claims the dog is LMAS Property. Part 2

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Apr 6, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
Do you have somewhere safe you can keep the dog that is not at your house? If so, you should move him there for safekeeping and so no one can take him from you until the ownership is established. I sincerely doubt that they will get a warrant, but if they do, the dog won’t be there. Don’t give them any information snd don’t talk to them about anything. Call Martha at my office and schedule an appointment on Monday.

Q: Can my dog go outside to potty Frankfort Kentucky

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Answered on Apr 2, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
They can go outside to potty but probably should remain inside except for that. The lease does not preclude that.

Q: Can the new Landlord force us to have our pet fixed despite it not beingthe original lease in Kentucky?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Apr 1, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
No. Not until the lease expires. After it expires, he will probably only offer a new lease with that term, however.

Q: Foster gave me a Dog w/o having me do paperwork. Now claims the dog is LMAS Property.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Mar 30, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
Possession is 9/10 of the Paez. Don’t bring him back but do make sure he is neutered and chipped by your vet, has all his shots and is registered in your name.

Q: Needing to get my dog back from someone that. CLAIMS it was given to him

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Answered on Mar 28, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
Get the dogs vet records showing you had ownership of him and take the police with you to retrieve him. You should also file a criminal complaint against him for theft.

Q: Can my landlord evict me due to my dog.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Mar 23, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
Depends on whether your lease allows you to have animals at all. If it doesn’t, he can evict you. If it does, then you have to get to the terms under which you can have him and whether they can prove any attack occurred.

Q: My dog was in my fenced in yard and snatched neighbors cat off the fence and killed it.. am I liable?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Mar 18, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
Depends on who owns the fence the cat was perched on but yes, you may have some liability.

Q: I've had stray kitten for 6 months. Neighbors say it's his, do I have to give her to him? More info below

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Mar 11, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
No. Unless he has vet records or some other indices of ownership.... the cat belongs to you. Possession is 9/10 of the law.

Q: Is there any law against/penalty for a driver hitting a dog and leaving without stopping?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Mar 6, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
No, unless there is evidence that the accident was intentional or malicious on the part of the driver.

Q: Can a vet hold your dog if you cannot pay the bill

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Feb 25, 2019

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?

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Answered on Jan 12, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
Depends on the dogs circumstances outside such as food, water, cover or housing.

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