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
God Bless America
Last edited by Smokey Joe; July 9, 2009 at 11:34 AM.
Reason: The usual--had another thought.