Q: I live in Indiana and my neighbor said he will shoot my dog if he goes into his yard. Is this legal or a threat ?
I know president Trump just passed a new animal abuse law
No President has the authority to pass any laws. That is the exclusive province of Congress. I cannot speak to Federal Law, but Indiana State Law (IC 35-46-3-12.5) protects against Domestic violence animal cruelty
Sec. 12.5. A person who knowingly or intentionally kills a vertebrate animal with the intent to threaten, intimidate, coerce, harass, or terrorize a family or household member commits domestic violence animal cruelty, a Level 6 felony.
A Level 6 Felony is punishable by 6 - 30 months in jail and a fine of up to $10,000. This would be of little consolation if he shoots your dog. If you cannot keep your dog off of his property, you should build a fence. They say strong fences make good neighbors.
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