Full Statute Name:  Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes Annotated. Title XXI. Agriculture and Animals. Chapter 258. Animal Control and Protection.

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Primary Citation:  KY ST § 258.245 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  November, 2015 Alternate Citation:  KRS § 258.245 Date Adopted:  1954

This Kentucky statute provides that all licensed dogs are personal property and can thus be subject to larceny.  It further states that it is unlawful (except as otherwise provided by law) for anyone, including a peace officer, to kill or attempt to kill a licensed dog.

Statute Text: 

All dogs that have a valid rabies vaccination and bear identification are hereby declared to be personal property and subjects of larceny. Except as provided in KRS 258.235, it shall be unlawful for any person except a peace officer or animal control officer to destroy, or attempt to destroy, any dog that bears identification.

HISTORY: 2004 c 189, § 19, eff. 7-13-04; 2003 c 181, § 3, eff. 6-24- 03; 1998 c 440, § 6, eff. 7-15-98; 1954 c 119, § 27, eff. 6-17-54



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