Category: USA Service Dog Animal Laws
Written by Paul
Applies to Guide, Hearing, and Service Dogs
Accessibility shall not “. . . be denied admittance to any hotel, motel, restaurant, or eating establishment, nor shall the person be denied full and equal accommodations, facilities, and privileges of all public places of amusement, theater, or resort.”
Interference “No person shall willfully or maliciously interfere with an assistance dog or the dog’s user.”
Licenses/Fees “. . . exempt from all state and local licensing fees.”
Trainers same rights as disabled; “. . . shall have . . . a certificate issued by the assistance dog training agency or school establishing that their dogs have been so trained.”
White Cane precautionary statute; no proclamation
Injury to Dog “A person is guilty of assault on a service animal in the first [or second] degree when he intentionally and without legal justification or lawful authority kills [or causes physical injury to] a service animal.”
Penalties “. . . shall be fined not less than ten dollars ($10) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100). Each day of violation shall constitute a separate offense.”
Summary Kentucky law requires that a specially trained Assistance Dog be allowed to accompany a blind, deaf, or disabled person or trainer to all public accommodations and common carriers. Extra charges cannot be made due to the presence of the dog, but if the dog causes damage to the premises, the dog user is liable.
Accessibility Title XXI, Chapter 258, Section .500(2002)
Interference 258.990(1958); 258.991(1996); 258.500(12)(2002)
White Cane Title XVI, Chapter 189, Section .575(1978)
Injury to Dog Title L, Chapter 525, Sections .200 to .220(1998)
Penalties Title XXI, Chapter 258, Section 258.990(1958)
Kentucky Revised Statutes, Title XXI, Chapter 258, Section 258.500(2).
Kentucky Revised Statutes, Title XXI, Chapter 258, Section 258.500(12).
Kentucky Revised Statutes, Title XXI, Chapter 258, Section 258.500(10).
Kentucky Revised Statutes, Title XXI, Chapter 258, Section 258.500(7).
Kentucky Revised Statutes, Title XXI, Chapter 258, Section 258.500(8a).
Kentucky Revised Statutes, Title L, Chapter 525, Sections 525.200 and 525.205.
Kentucky Revised Statutes, Title XXI, Chapter 258, Section 258.990.
Source Guild to Assistance Dog Laws by Assistance Dogs International's