Laws in kansas for protecting yourself from a loose dangerous dog?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by arguy88, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. arguy88

    arguy88 New Member

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    Any body know Kansas law about self defense when it comes to dealing with a mean loose dog? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. rjd3282

    rjd3282 New Member

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    What if it's against the law? Are you not going to defend yourself? :confused:
     

  3. PlaysWithZombies

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    First off, i know NOTHING about kansas laws. If the dog is loose i would suggest calling the aspca or animal control. If that doesn't solve the problem and you have a legitimate reason to fear what the dog may do, shoot it. It's an animal not a person, this could however, lead to being sued if the dog has an owner, or facing criminal charges if you shoot it within city limits, but again i don't know kansas law.
     
  4. MOshooter

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    I wish I had a answer,tell us more are you in the country or city?

    I live in the country and have a neighbor that collects strays,his last stray that showed up looks like a pit bull/boxer mix?...I don't want to shoot my neighbors dog,that's tough on neighborly relations. I keep alot of roman candles on hand and when he charges I wait till the dog's just about 30 feet away and fire up a roman candle on his Azz lol
     
  5. partdeux

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    what are kansas laws on self defense. Doesn't matter how you fear for your life.

    I've never understood the standard of not shooting an attacking dog, "because it's not the dogs fault", but will justify going rambo on a bad guy with nefarious intent.
     
  6. Overkill0084

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    If you are honestly in no-kidding, immediate danger, the writing on some document somewhere is pretty low on the list of concerns. Do what's needed. However, if it's simply annoying/nuisance, call animal control.
    Google your town/city/county, most places anymore have links to their ordinances if you dig a little bit.
     
  7. Ranger-6

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  8. Wiebelhaus

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    Call the Sheriff and ask, I had to when my neighbors decided to start keeping 2 100 pound pits next door named "Mac 10" and "Kilo", Both aggressive. We have a dozen children from ages 2-10 running between 3 houses and half a dozen small dogs between all the homes as well.
     
  9. arguy88

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    Well I live in city limits and I was outside on my porch enjoying a cigarette and this huge boxer just showed up growling and barking so I went inside and just ignored it and it went away. But an hour later it came back on my porch and was barking and growling at me as I watched it through my sliding glass door. So I went and got something that barks back ( high standard .45 acp) and stepped out side and it started to charge so I shot the ground next to it and it bolted and I haven't seen it since. And after the fact did I realize that I could have run the risk of loosing guns. So I posted a thread
     
  10. Wiebelhaus

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    eh, if no one's showed up yet, how long ago was this?
     
  11. MrWray

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    This isnt quoting Kansas law BUT, you have a right to protect yourself against a charging animal regardless where you are. If you live inside city limits and you shoot a charging dog,you will usually be fine there but may be charged for discharging a firearm inside city limits. If you live in a rural area, alot of counties dont have a animal control department "they dont in oklahoma anyways". Its the animal owners responsibility to make sure their dogs are not running loose. If its an on-going problem with a particular dog, its best to notify the owner and tell him about the problem "thats if you have reasonable time too" just for CYA. However if you are attacked by any dog and you shoot and kill it,you are not liable.
     
  12. arguy88

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    Yeah this happened last night and the animal control were I live is an absolute joke. And nobody has showed up yet. I would like to add the only reason I pulled that trigger is because I have children and wouldn't know what to do if one of them got attacked by a mean dog so I gave it the benefit of the doubt and it got a warning shot. Truth be told I won't miss again
     
  13. tjacobson

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    I live in MO and have lived in KS. If the dog is on your property, and it's immediate danger (the dog attacks you), you have total right to protect yourself. However, you have posted about it so given the time of the incident and you posting, you need to report the dog (it can be anonymous).
    Now you have a paper trail. You have reported it and now have the law in your favor... If it has no owner, it's the same as being attacked by a wolf (you would shoot it). If it has an owner, the owner is totally and solely responsible. If the dog threatens you and you have reported it, shoot the dog, call the authorities and report it. Then call the owner and report it to him, be nice, tell him you feel bad but had to do what you had to do. Then tell him you understand although you know he is responsible for the dog, you do not hold him accountable and are not going to pursue charges against him and tell him you have also told the authorities that you do not hold him responsible or think he meant any harm... That's what I know and, what I have done.
     
  14. tjacobson

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    Please understand that I love dogs... I have 2 (a mutt and a lab). I also have a big heart and feed dogs that wonder around. But, a violent dog is just that and my son was attacked at 4 years old in our yard by a neighbors dog that was beat, teased, etc. by the owner. It's not the animals fault but, you have to protect yourself. It sucks to kill something if it's not for eating, sport (which controls population, etc). But if a dog attacks, there is only one thing the dog is trying to do and it ain't to play!
     
  15. arguy88

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    I think the dog is owned cause I seen a collar around its neck but I have no clue where this dog came from. I was mainly just worried about my children who let themselves outside all the time and of course my guns.
     
  16. tjacobson

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    I would call animal control first. Tell the kids to walk (not run) inside if the dog comes around. If animal control does nothing and the dog is mean... I would do a controlled kill, find a deep hauler in the cover of darkness and forget about it... Just my opinion.
     
  17. arguy88

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    I understand completely and this was at 2 o'clock in the morning so if I wanted to I could have shot the dog but chose a warning first and we will see if the dog comes back and if it does I will call animal control and wait for a response and if I don't get one I will have to take it upon myself. Where I live there are easily 50 small children that run all over the place and that would make an easy target for a vicious dog and truth be told I don't want that at all.
     
  18. willfully armed

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    Kansas law is pretty clear on self defense.
    if you are indeed DEFENDING yourself from a valid danger, you'll have nothing to fret when the cops come a knockin.

    Those damn gun thieving dogs...m


    If your kids were up at 2am, the dog isn't what you're needing to worry about.

    What part of KS?
     
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  19. tjacobson

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    LOL! I didn't catch that...
     
  20. partdeux

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    Warning shots can get you in more trouble then shooting a dog.