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can you legally shoot a dog that's illegally on your property?

Anonymous
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Say a neighbor never keeps their aggressive breed dog put up, and he is always roaming the neighborhood. If he comes onto your property and terrorizes your child or your pet, can you legally shoot it?
Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 9, 2013 at 3:51 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Oct. 9, 2013 at 3:51 PM
Do you live within city limits?
LuvmyAiden
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 3:52 PM

If that dog is being aggressive and a threat then yes. Shooting a dog just because it wandering around irritates you is both asinine and illegal in some places just asinine in others.

Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Oct. 9, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Legal or Not if its on MY PROPERTY...It will get shot. Have you checked your state laws???????

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Oct. 9, 2013 at 3:52 PM
I think it would vary city to city.

But don't shoot a dog unless its literally about to kill you.
HistoryNutty
by Ruby Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 3:53 PM
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You'll have to look it up. I think it depends if you're in city limits and on what state you're in.

I know where I lived in Texas (middle of nowhere) it was perfectly legal.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Oct. 9, 2013 at 3:53 PM
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Why not call animal control? Why go straight to killing an animal?
Heisenberg
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 3:53 PM

I wish

umm.yeah
by Bronze Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 3:54 PM

You would have to check your local laws and ordinances.  You can also call the Humane Society and have them come get it.

Nee86
by on Oct. 9, 2013 at 3:54 PM
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Depends where you live. Most places it is a yes if you feel life is in danger. If you haven't already, you should start calling animal control so it is documented to cover your butt.
Devious333
by Ruby Member on Oct. 9, 2013 at 3:54 PM
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If a dog was trying to bite me or my kids, on my property, you bet your ass I'd shoot the fucker.
Quoting Anonymous:

I think it would vary city to city.



But don't shoot a dog unless its literally about to kill you.
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