Q: Is it legal in the state of indiana to shoot a dog just because you find the barking annoying? What can I do to help?
I know someone who has a dog and she let her roommates shoot him just because they found him annoying. They shot him in the face with a shot gun. He has never bit anyone or hurt a fly. I want justice for this dog what can I do.
A: Report these people to the local police ASAP. YOU cannot do anything but report it to the police. The POLICE can and should charge the shooter AND the owner with Animal Cruelty under § 35-46-3-12. The penalty is up to one year in jail UNLESS the animal dies, then it is a FELONY with up to three years in prison.
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