Can A Person Perform A Mercy Kill On An Animal That Is Suffering?

A person can humanely kill a wild animal if the animal is permanently injured, or is diseased to a degree that results in severe and prolonged suffering.

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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