Man convicted of killing dog on Troutdale farm

January 28, 2011

TROUTDALE, Ore. – A local farmer has been found guilty of animal abuse for trapping, shooting and killing a neighbor’s dog.

David Shonk was sentenced to 12 months probation and 100 hours of community service.

Shonk’s lawyer had argued that he was within his rights to protect the chickens on his farm in Troutdale. But the judge said the dog was not chasing chickens when it was shot, so that argument did not stand.

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