Hi, my neighbors have 11 small
white poodles and she lets them
out of the fence every day to watch
them piss and shit in our
yard.We've asked her several times
politely to keep them out of our
yard and she refuses. she will not
put them on a leash or walk them
she just releases them. I was
wondering if it is legal to shoot
them if they are on our property
and she refuses to leash them
1 Answer from Attorneys
Re: Tresspassing dogs?
Of course not. Shooting the dogs would be a crime unless they posed an imminent threat. Based upon your description, they don't sound very threatening.
I suggest telling your neighbor that if she doesn't restrain her dogs you will report her to animal control. Tell her you don't want to do this but that you will have no choice if she doesn't restrain the dogs herself. Do this in writing, and send it via certified mail so you have a record. If she hasn't changed her ways within a few days of receiving your letter, make the report.