So yesterday, I was walking my dog, a 50lb lab/german shepard mix, when I encountered two hostile unleashed dogs. They at charged me and my dog, growling, barking and showing their teeth. I yelled "NO" at them then I moved my dog behind me while I attempted to kick at the dogs. Made contact with one on his head, and they both backed off a little.
At this time the owner responded from his back yard yelling at his dogs to get back in the yard. All of this happened in a suburban neighborhood in Portage MI, and I'd hate to think how things had gone if the owner hadnt responded as quickly as he did.
Now I own a Taurus 24/7 45, and have a holster on order with the plan of OCing while walking the dog. In this case, if I had needed to further defend myself, does anyone know how the law would have applied?
Thanks in advance, I would hate to shoot someones dog, but this is far from the first such confrontation I have had to deal with while walking my dog in my own neighborhood, and I REALLY don't want to end up seriously injured from a dog attack, or lose my dog to one.