Mas, Again, thanks so much for making yourself available here to all of us. What would I be able to do about another dog attacking my dog? I recently read a thread in which someone asked you about brandishing or even USING their weapon against a HUMAN to protect their animal, and while I ABSOLUTELY understand that any state would value human life over an animal's, regardless of the situation, I have wondered what the laws would say about animal to animal violence. Being a dog lover, I would always try to first stop a fight manually, but if it were obvious that the death of my animal was likely, would I be justified in shooting the other dog? I, like many, consider my dog family, and would rather face a civil lawsuit (to some extent) than to sit idly and watch him be mauled to death, but I would not like to find myself facing criminal charges. By the way, I live in Alabama and my dog is VERY well mannered and trained, with no history of fighting, but I cannot say the same for various neighbors, and I ofter worry about this scenario.