To make a long long story short:
Our neighbor's dog got out (again) a couple weeks ago and my husband shot it on our property in front of the dog's owner. The owner had been trying unsuccessfully to catch the dog as it ran through the neighborhood for a good while. In the past this dog has killed many of our animals (ducks and geese) and injured one of our goats. It has also come after me and other people on my property several times. It was running at my husband when he shot it. The neighbor's say the dog was only ever playing.
The dog was taken to a vet after it was shot and "did not survive surgery" according to the police report.
There is not currently a lawsuite though we expect the neighbor's to start one for the vet bills and value of the dog which they claim was a very very valuable dog.
Does anyone have any idea if you can sue for the vet bills or is it just the value of the animal?