HISTORY: 2004 c 189, § 31, eff. 7-13-04; 1998 c 440, § 10, eff. 7-15- 98; 1966 c 239, § 177, eff. 6-16-66; 1954 c 119, § 37
2004 KY S.B. 133 (SN), 2004 Kentucky Senate Bill No. 133, Kentucky 2004 R, (Apr 22, 2004), VERSION: Enacted, ACTION: Repealed.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)
Text before Repeal:
(1) When the inhabitants of any city, or county, or any part thereof, have suffered an excessive amount of damage to livestock or poultry or domestic game birds by dogs, a petition may be presented to the commissioner, signed by twenty (20) or more of such inhabitants who are owners of livestock or poultry, alleging such excessive damage and requesting that a quarantine be placed on all dogs within the limits of such city, or county, or such part thereof. Upon receipt of such petition, the department may, through its authorized agents, have an investigation made of the facts alleged therein, and, if convinced that conditions in such city, county, or such designated area demand such stringent measures, may establish a dog quarantine therein.
(2) When such a quarantine is established, at least ten (10) notices thereof shall be posted throughout the area affected thereby, and notice thereof shall also be published pursuant to KRS Chapter 424, in the city, or county.
(3) It shall be unlawful for any person, residing in the area affected by such quarantine, to permit a dog owned or harbored by him to run at large in such quarantined area, or to leave the premises where it is kept, unless accompanied by and under the control of the owner or handler. A hound or other hunting dog which has been released from confinement for hunting purposes shall be deemed to be under control of its owner or handler while engaged in or returning from hunting, and if that hunting dog becomes temporarily lost from a pack or wanders from actual control or sight of its owner or handler, the owner or handler shall not be deemed to be in violation of the provisions of this section as a result of the dog's having become temporarily lost or having wandered from immediate control or sight of the owner or handler.
(4) Any peace officer, dog warden, or animal control officer may destroy any dog running at large in a quarantined area, not accompanied by or under control of its owner, and in violation of such quarantine, without any liability for such destruction.