Hanford, CA asked in Animal / Dog Law and Wrongful Death for California

Q: My dog got out of my backyard by jumping my 6ft fence and went to a dairy down the street and then was shot

My dog then with her leg dangling from her body and her chest split open came home! I rushed her to have her put down! The guy who shot her never contacted me and still hasn’t contacted me! But said he did! What can I do? I am so sad my poor dog went through this!

1 Lawyer Answer
William John Light
William John Light
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If you get another similarly athletic dog, get a taller fence. Once your dog jumps your fence and is unsupervised, it is a menace to pedestrians, neighbors, children and other dogs who are lawfully on their own property, or using the sidewalks. You can and will be sued for any harm it causes, and will be cited for violation of your local leash law.

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