Sheriff gives DA report on neighborhood dog dispute
Thursday, March 27, 2014 5:00 PM
Humboldt County Sheriff Ed Kilgore said a report has been completed and submitted with the district attorney's office on behalf of a resident who claims her dog was beaten with a stick by a fellow resident in the Bonanza Circle area of Star City.
Deputies received a call around 3 p.m. Monday about a domestic disturbance and arrived to find a dog was apparently struck multiple times by a person with a stick. No deputies actually witnessed the incident.
There were also allegations that "pushing and shoving" took place between both parties, Kilgore said. Deputies settled the altercation on scene and filled out an incident report but no charges were filed.
Since that contact, however, the owner of the dog that was allegedly struck has decided to pursue further legal action, according to Kilgore.
The allegations coming from the couple walking their dog in the neighborhood is that two unleashed dogs came out of a yard toward their dog and they felt threatened. They also claim their dog was bitten by one of the other dogs.
"It's an unfortunate incident that has really rocked that neighborhood," Kilgore said, adding he hoped the case will make it before Justice of the Peace Letty Norcutt so it can be ruled on.
In the days following the incident Kilgore has met with both parties and other concerned neighborhood residents.
He said he is working with them to start a Neighborhood Watch program.