I have new neighbors. The new neighbors have 3 chained, and 1 unchained pit-bulls in their backyard. I have a three boys, my wife, and a German Shepherd dog. So, lets say that the pit-bull(s) do what pit-bulls do and somehow escape the chains and the fenced in yard and come onto my property. Am I justified in killing them if they are non-aggressive? Do I need to wait until they become aggressive before acting?...to avoid prosecution? I'm very leary because a few years ago a baby boy in the next neighborhood over was mauled by a pit-bull and eventually died from his wounds. The pit-bull was driven off by a neighbor who repeatably stabbed the dog with a kitchen knife. I realize that there are some people that love these dogs and swear they are great dogs...and then there is me...who thinks that all pit-bulls are the devils spawn and should be put down any way possible. Sorry if that's offensive for some, but that's how I feel. My wife and I were discussing why in the world someone would have 4 pit-bulls. There are limited answers, 1) they love pit bulls, 2) they breed pit bulls, 3) I have a meth lab in the making next door. Comments on my first questions?