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My daughters dog has been accused of killing several chickens

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My daughters dog has been accused of killing several chickens he was out at the time but we know he wouldn't do this .the owner of the chickens is demanding she pay for them
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.

Alex Watts :

Hello my name is Alex and I will help you with this.

Alex Watts :

For now please let me know if the dog was under control at the time?

JACUSTOMER-pd8gb3s7- : No he was on his own he managed to get out
Alex Watts : Ok. So are there just dead chickens and the person assumed it was the dog?
JACUSTOMER-pd8gb3s7- : People told him that they saw a black dog so because he was out he is being blamed. We have now contacted the police because owner came to my house raving swearing and demanding payment .i have since spoken y
JACUSTOMER-pd8gb3s7- : To someone who saw two dogs in the field running round
Alex Watts :

But they couldnt describe the dogs or say they were yours?

JACUSTOMER-pd8gb3s7- :

we have one dog and because it was loose at the time and some one saw a black dog they are sure its him

Alex Watts : So they have just assumed, is that right?
JACUSTOMER-pd8gb3s7- : As far as we know people are saying a black dog but we have information there was another dog seen with the black dog
Alex Watts :

In that case you don't have to pay

Alex Watts :

If it went to Court they would have to show that it was your dog

Alex Watts :

All they have is a witness saying its a black dog

Alex Watts :

There is no evidence it was yours, coming from your garden or that indeed it looked like yours

Alex Watts :

Therefore you do not have to pay

Alex Watts :

If they try and sue they would need evidence to show the above

Alex Watts :

I would suggest though making the dog secure so you know that it does not escape.

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

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