What to do if your dog is shot

1. Contact Law enforcement:
Shooting a hunting dog is a crime! Immediately report the crime to your local police, or sheriffs department. You may have to INSIST a report is taken, INSIST! If possible do not move the dog, leave the scene or contaminate any evidence. Treat the situation the same as you would if someone shot a person.

2. Contact an ODHA representative:
Day or night, contact ODHA immediately after getting off the phone with law enforcement. A representative from ODHA will immediately be in route to the scene. ODHA will help it's members with legal fees, but even if you are not a member ODHA will help all that we can. Ed Barnes 918-857-1969 Stuart Joslin 918-916-0015 Chuck Allen 918-214-5542

3. Take pictures:
As soon as possible you need to take pictures of the scene and your dog. If there are any landmarks or fences, etc. take pictures that can help in proving the location of the shooting. You cannot take too many pictures!

4. Keep your tracking collar logs:
As soon as is possible download the logs onto a personal computer and burn them to a disk. If using a Garmin, you may need to go into your settings and change them if you have changed the default factory settings and have tracks clearing out every 10, 20, 30 minutes etc. This log will prove your location, as well as the dog's.

5. Stay off of social media!:
Do NOT say anything on social media about the incident! Anything you say could potentially hurt your court case. Stay calm and make no threats.

6. Document the incident:
While the details are fresh in your mind write them all down. Be as detailed as you can with names, dates, times, and locations. The coming legal battle could take years, and while you think you will remember the facts they can fade or become blurry with time.

7. Veterinary autopsy:
It may be necessary to have an autopsy performed on the dog to prove cause of death.