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Chattaroy man says his dog was shot and killed

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CHATTAROY, Wash. -

A Chattaroy man is concerned after he says his dog was shot by his neighbor outside of his home.

Michael Caswell says he only had Maggie for about two months. He took her and his 4-year-old to play outside on Friday. When they were going back inside the house, Maggie got away from him. Caswell decided to take his daughter inside first, intending to go back outside for his pet, but then, he heard gunshots.

“I looked out there and I could see through the front window that my dog was laying down on the ground in the driveway and the gunshots continued,” he says.

Caswell says there were six shots and witnesses told him it was one of his neighbors who did it.

“I didn't really know what to think. I don't know why he shot my dog,” he says.

Spokane County sheriff’s deputies and SCRAPS both responded. The suspect told deputies he had felt threatened in the past by Maggie, and heard from another neighbor Maggie attacked a Chihuahua.

The suspect was cited with a gross misdemeanor for shooting the dog. Deputies would also like to remind people that dogs should not be loose.

If you do see a loose dog, the best thing to do would be to call SCRAPS. If you feel threatened or are in danger, call 911 immediately.

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