What is the fine for a dog bite?

The Louisville Animal Ordinances defines an “ATTACK” as an unprovoked attack in an aggressive manner on a human that causes a scratch, abrasion, or bruising, or on a domestic pet or livestock that causes death or injury, and a “SEVERE ATTACK” as an unprovoked attack in an aggressive manner upon a human in which the victim suffered a bite(s) or was shaken violently, and which caused serious physical trauma or death.

If a bite results from the attack Jefferson County has fines for the responsible party and compensation for damages can be assessed as well.

What are the fines for a dog bite in Kentucky?

  1. The fine for a dog bite in Louisville, Kentucky can be up to $1,000.00.  
  2. Jefferson County ordinances govern this area of the law and can be found at: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/animal-services/animal-ordinances
  3. The penalties for violating the ordinance can be found at: https://www.animallaw.info/local/ky-louisvillejefferson-county-title-ix-general-regulations-chapter-91-animals
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