I Found One Of My Animals Being Attacked By Another Dog And I Killed That Dog. Am I Liable Criminally Or To That Dog's Owner For Damages?

No. If any dog is killing or had been trying to kill any other domesticated animal or livestock, the person who killed that dog cannot be charged criminally or be held liable for killing the dog. However, it is necessary in this kind of situation to present satisfactory proof that the dog that was killed was trying to or had been trying to kill another domesticated animal or livestock animal.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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