Then you aren't a responsible dog owner and your dog could get shot, to which I would say "oh well". Learn how to properly train your dog so that it listens and doesn't run off. Its life should depend on your ability to train it. Dogs are property and you need to learn how to control it and take care of it. Edit: Also, if your dog did escape and got shot I believe you should be fined for violating the leash law and be charged for the bullet that killed it and whatever the costs were to dispose of it.