To start with, don't get me wrong here, I'm a dog lover! A recent incident with an abandoned pit bull in my backyard got me to thinking. As it turned out, he was friendly and I tended to him all night until the shelter showed up and his owners were cited, BUT... What if I had been on my nightly stroll to the corner station for smokes when I ran into him and he had not been friendly. I'm a big guy and fairly confident in my ability to win a fight with a dog, but this dog was not only an old fighter (old scars) but was huge! I'm certain that if we had tangled I would have been severely injured at the least. I always keep my little 38 double derringer in my pocket (have ccw permit). Would there be any legal repercussions from shooting an attacking dog? By Indiana law I can shoot a person to keep him from injuring me, what about a dog? Anybody know this? Surely there have been some cases.