Dogs, cats, and other animals are treated as property under the law. That usually means that people who kill someone else’s dog may have to compensate the owner, just as if they destroyed another kind of property that wasn’t theirs. They could also face criminal charges, including animal cruelty or criminal property damage…
Paul Valdes Posted on his Facebook timeline on 31 of March about how his callous neighbor killed Trump his dog in front of his three children.
“It’s sad that people don’t have a heart and can kill a family member “our dog Trump”, Especially in front of his 3 children and it’s justified…Trump loved to play with any kind of a ball and kids. We have tried several times to meet in the middle with our neighbors and to introduce our dog to them but they refused.
The dumb ass thinks that he is in danger because he barks… Dude you could have given a WARNING SHOT before a HEAD shot….you are a POS. That dog was our child. In just 5 months Trump was moving with his sister… I hope and pray your kids never have to go through this.
I DAMN SURE HOPE IT DOESN’T TRAUMATIZE YOUR KIDS BECAUSE THEY WITNESSED YOU KILLING OUR DOG. I hope you feel good for what you did to MY family……OUR DOG loved cats…other dogs…kids and large groups of people around him. He loved water and the beach and I’m thankful that the last week of his life was spent doing what he loved. He only barked to get attention because some people are not dog lovers. We know this as well as the family that committed a murder today! I’ll say no more about this. I just want you to know that there is a special place for people like YOU!!!!!”
Shooting or Poisoning Trespassing Dogs
Courts have generally found that landowners don’t have the right to kill dogs just because they’re trespassing. Here again, there may be exceptions. For example, an Ohio statute says that it’s not illegal for landowners to kill or injure animals while trying to keep them from trespassing or while driving them away from the property. However, the landowners must pay compensation to the animals’ owners, minus the amount of any damage that the trespassing dogs caused. (Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 959.04.)
Animal cruelty laws often specifically outlaw poisoning dogs on purpose, including putting out poison where you know a dog is likely to get into it. Most states don’t make an exception for trespassing dogs, but many do exempt poisoning that’s not malicious. (See, for example, N.Y. Agric. & Mkts. Law § 360; 510 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. § 70/6; Va. Ann. Code § 18.2-144.) Some states, such as California, specifically allow putting out poison on your own property to control predatory dogs or other animals, as long as you’ve placed conspicuous signs warning about the poison (Cal. Penal Code § 596).
We at Wikipets, sympathize with Paul Valdes, we honestly hope the penetrator is brought to book
Source: When It’s Legal to Kill a Dog