I am glad things worked out in this case. Also thank you for your service and please come home safe.I also agree that the owners are utimately responsible for the animal. But I can tell you if you shoot my dog with out a lifethreating(meaning your life was in danger) reason. I would kill you. Period. I am not being dramatic, just telling you the truth. Here in Texas you can shoot a animal that is harrasing livestock. But I can tell you if you shot a guys dog because he was merley chasing your cattle. I would sleep with one eye open forever.