Can I Kill My Neighbor's Dog If It Trespasses On My Property?

Most likely not. You have no right to use deadly force against another's dog simply because it has entered your property uninvited. The only time that the use of deadly force against at trespassing dog or other animal is justified is when that animal is posing an immediate threat to you or your property as a result of the trespass.

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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