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REPEALED 2004 - Confinement and destruction of dog found to have caused loss or damage to livestock, persons, or poultry; harborer of unlicensed dog forfeits rights in livestock fund

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Citation: KY ST 258.325 (REPEALED 2004)

Citation: KRS 258.325


Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 01/2014

Summary:   This Kentucky statute provides that the owner of any dog or dogs having caused loss or damage to any livestock or poultry or person is definitely and conclusively shown or if written complaint is filed and if such charge is proven by investigation on the part of the department, the commissioner may notify the owner or keeper of such dog to immediately destroy the dog.  It then becomes unlawful and a violation of this chapter for such owner, or keeper to permit or cause such dog, while alive, to leave or to be removed from such premises.  The destroying of such dogs shall not remove the liability of the owner for such damage done by his dog.


Statute in Full:

Repealed

HISTORY: 2004 c 189, § 31, eff. 7-13-04; 1998 c 440, § 9, eff. 7-15- 98; 1954 c 119, § 35, eff. 6-17-54

2004 KY S.B. 133 (SN), 2004 Kentucky Senate Bill No. 133, Kentucky 2004 R, (Apr 22, 2004), VERSION: Enacted, ACTION: Repealed. Updating Legislation: 2004 Kentucky Laws Ch. 189 (SB 133)


This section held repealed insofar as it authorizes a justice of the peace on proof that any dog has killed or wounded any sheep to order such dog to be killed. (Annotation from former KRS 258.070.) Gay v. Commonwealth (Ky. 1929) 231 Ky. 396, 21 S.W.2d 480.

Text before repeal:

(1) If, in the report of the appraiser, the name of the owner of any dog or dogs having caused loss or damage to any livestock or poultry or person is definitely and conclusively shown or if written complaint is filed with the commissioner by any owner of livestock or poultry against any dog, stating that such dog has been seen pursuing livestock or poultry, and if such charge is proven by investigation on the part of the department, the commissioner may notify the owner or keeper of such dog to immediately destroy the same, whereupon it shall be unlawful and a violation of this chapter for such owner, or keeper to permit or cause such dog, while alive, to leave or to be removed from such premises. The destroying of such dogs shall not remove the liability of the owner for such damage done by his dog. Upon failure of such owner to comply with such order within a period of ten (10) days, any peace officer, dog warden, or animal control officer, upon notice from the department, shall destroy such dog wherever found. For such service, a peace officer shall be entitled to a fee of one dollar ($1.00) for each dog destroyed, to be paid out of the livestock fund upon presentation to the department of satisfactory proof that such dog has been destroyed by him.

(2) Any person who owns or harbors an unlicensed dog shall forfeit any right to be reimbursed out of the livestock fund for any damage to his livestock or poultry by dogs.



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