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If during the business hours of Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm, call the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center (MCARC) at 937-898-4457.
Or call your local police department.
Or call 911 if you need emergency assistance.
A person who kills a dog could be charged with one or more of these crimes:
However, the following are factors that would be considered in deciding whether a person should be charged with a crime or found guilty if charged with a crime:
In addition to possible criminal charges, you could also be sued civilly by the owner for wounding or killing a registered dog (or a dog that is exempt from registration requirements).
If a citizen kills a dog to prevent that dog from causing further injury or death to a person, and that dog has bitten a person:
Be advised that if a dog that has bitten a person is not causing a risk of further injury or death, O.R.C. 955.261(A)(2) prohibits a person from killing that dog until a mandatory 10-day quarantine period has been completed.