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If I was walking on a county or township road and my neighbor’s dog chases and tries to bite me, do I have a right to protect myself to get the dog off me?

You have the right to defend yourself from a dog on a public road. According to Kansas law, an animal can be killed if it is away from its owner’s property, and “is found injuring or posing a threat to any person, farm animal or property” (K.S.A.21-4310 - Cruelty to Animals).

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