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Old July 9, 2009, 10:30 AM   #9
Smokey Joe
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Join Date: July 14, 2001
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A dog running loose...

in my area is SOMEBODY'S property.

Therefore, shooting the dog is destruction of private property. It's illegal to let a dog just run loose, and the owner is responsible for the damage done by their dog, but it's also illegal to shoot a loose dog.

Catch-22. And good luck finding the owner and making a claim stick.

I agree w/ Flyguy SKT and Hogdogs. Check on the local laws before shooting dogs.

(Of course, there's always the SSS* rule, but I don't advocate illegal behavior.)

*Shoot, Shovel, and Shut Up
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Last edited by Smokey Joe; July 9, 2009 at 10:34 AM. Reason: The usual--had another thought.
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