This USA TX
Today some loose dogs killed a cat. Residential area with leash law.
When I arrived the cat was still alive. The owner arrived shortly later and got the dog to stop. Not my cat and not on my property.
Say the owner did not arrive. Could I have legally shot the dog? I was not armed but I do carry often and good with a fire arm.
Not sure I would even if it is legal. If they attacked my animals then for sure I shoot to kill.