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  • Dog Law in Connecticut
    • Sec.  1 Control of Dogs in Connecticut
    • Sec.  2 Cruelty to Dogs in Connecticut
    • Sec.  3 Dog Injuries in Connecticut

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Connecticut Case Law

  • Auster v. Norwalk United Methodist Church, 286 Conn. 152, 943 A.2d 391 (2008). The plaintiff commenced this action against the defendant seeking damages under the dog bite statute, General Statutes Sec.  22-357, pursuant to which an owner or keeper of a dog is strictly liable for any damage caused by the dog to the person or property of another. Specifically, the plaintiff sought to recover damages from the defendant as a keeper of the dog under Sec.  22-357.

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