WFPD Charges Man Who Shoots Dog to Protect Horses

Published 06/17 2014 06:25PM

Updated 06/18 2014 09:40AM

A dog is recovering after Wichita Falls police say it was shot by man who was protecting his horses. It happened in the 2400 block of Jasper Street.

Police say pit bull mixes went onto the property and tried to attack the owners horses. The man told officers he fired one shot at the dogs, chased them down an alley and fired again-- hitting one of the dogs near the right eye.

The dog was treated and is now recovering at the city Animal Services Center. Police charged the property owner for discharging a firearm in the city limits.

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