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kentucky dog laws dealing with livestock

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by nickie, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. nickie

    nickie Songster

    Jun 25, 2011
    north central KY
    For my friends in ky I thought I'd share this summary of the laws dealing with your rights as a livestock (yes, chickens are listed under livestock specifically).


    Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes Annotated Currentness. Title XXI. Agriculture and Animals. Chapter 258. Animal Control and Protection. Title XII. Conservation and State Development. Chapter 150. Fish and Wildlife Resources. 150.390 Restrictions on hunting wild elk, deer, wild turkey, or bear; depredation permits; administrative regulations

    Statute Details Printable Version Citation: KY ST § 258.005 - 991

    Citation: KRS § 258.005 - 991

    Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 10/10

    Summary: These Kentucky statutes comprise the state's Dog Laws, which were amended significantly in 2005. Included are all vaccination, licensing, animal control provisions, and the relevant dog bite statutes. Under Section 258.235, any person may kill or seize any dog which he sees in the act of pursuing or wounding any livestock, or wounding or killing poultry, or attacking human beings, whether or not such dog bears the license tag required by the provisions of this chapter. There shall be no liability on such person in damages or otherwise for killing, injuring from an attempt to kill, or for seizing the dog. That same section also comprises the state's new strict liability law for dog bites. Under Sec. 235(4), any owner whose dog is found to have caused damage to a person, livestock, or other property shall be responsible for that damage.

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