I used to enjoy going out to post in the mornings off of an ECP. The wild dogs out there (who most likely had diseases and rabies) would always trot around looking for early morning food. They would travel in packs of about 6 and wander in around 300 yards. It was kind of like deer hunting, but better. I remember my ACOG being way off its zero and I had to walk in my shots most of the time. It was kind of funny because when a bullet would land next to one of them they would look around dumbfounded, or if it landed in front of them they would take off running. Another time when we were on a night mission I had a pack of wild dogs surround me. There was about 8 of them closing in fast and I could see them through the night vision. Our mission was weeding out snipers and identifying possible IED emplacement. I radioed my CO and told him the situation about how they might attack me and I will be forced to shoot at them. He laughed causually over the headset and told me not to worry about it . I know animals, and I know what a wild pack of dogs can do. I told the CO that this is his last warning before I shoot if they get any closer. He then told me no and he ordered me to use my surefire to scare away the dogs. We were blacked out and in concelement... way to go asshole you just gave away our position. Anyway, shooting dogs was neither smiled upon or frowned upon by my command. Sometimes you would have the typical animal peta lover complain and get all butthurt, but logic overcomes whatever else they are feeling at times. Don't get me wrong, I love dogs, cats and what have you but these animals were different and many people will agree with me on that.