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Charges will not be filed against man who shot 2 Rigby dogs

UPDATE: Charges will not be filed against the man who shot the two dogs in Rigby.

The dogs’ owner says his neighbor admitted to shooting at them when they got into his chicken coop. The neighbor claims he was protecting his hens, but did not intend to hurt the dogs. He said he only wanted to scare them off.

Rigby Police Chief, Sam Tower, says the neighbor was within his rights, so he will not be charged. The neighbor’s name has not been released.

Original Story: A Rigby family is asking for justice after they found their two dogs with gunshot wounds.

The family says the dogs must have gotten out when the wind blew a gate open Saturday night (09/15/18). They found the dogs that next afternoon near 520 West 1st Street. Charly, The dog with lighter fur, died from it’s wounds. The darker furred dog, Baxter, was taken to the vet and is expected to survive.

The family says they have made a police report with the Rigby Police Department. Anyone who may know something about this case can call (208) 745-1951.

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