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Q. What can I do if someone has told my neighbour that he will shoot my dog dead?

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question iconWhat can I do if someone has told my neighbour that he will shoot my dog dead?

My neighbour has informed me that another neighbour has told her that he will shoot my dog dead if he sees my dog roaming in the neighborhood. Now since the person has not told me directly I cannot confront him. It will be too late if he shoots my dog dead. His justification for shooting my dog will that the community/colony authority has given a notification that dogs will be shot dead if found roaming.( The colony authority has already given an official notification that they will shoot dogs but has not mentioned who will do the shooting. But it's assumed that the authority will appoint some particular youth to do the shooting) So what can I do, legally, before someone shoots my dog dead?

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Kishan Dutt Kalaskar Retired Judge

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A.Dear Sir,
You just go to the Police Station and lodge a complaint in writing and police take stock of situation and warn him.

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A.Firstly protect your dog by preventing him from roaming in someone else's premises or his/her premises outer area and secondly if you feel that person actually is of that temperament that he can indulge into such dangerous act or even otherwise irrespective of that as a precautionary measure you may file an FIR against that person or atleast an N.C. in the police station but you will require to take your neighbour along who informed you regarding this for witness as it was not told to you directly. Thank you.
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A.Hi,
The killing of an animal by any method is illegal and is a cognizable offense under Sec 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) Act, 1960, and Sec 428 of the Indian Penal Code. These laws provide for lodging of police complaints and filing of FIRs in such cases.
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