For the sake of argument, let’s say your dog was being torn to pieces by another dog in a public park. You tried to separate them physically. No dice. Would you draw your gun? Also, what if your dog was being attacked by a predator: hawk, coyote, bear, etc. in a wooded area—where there was the possibility of other people being nearby. What then? And finally, imagine your dog is being attacked by a human. Beaten to death, in fact. Would you unholster?