Wednesday, March 23, 2005

I don't particularly like yippy dogs, but this is just taking things too far...

Woman sentenced for killing neighbor's dog
Associated Press
March 23, 2005
NAPLES, Fla. -— A woman has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for killing her neighbor's Chihuahua with a shotgun, telling the dog's owner she was horribly frightened by the pooch.
Wanda Ziglar, 49, of Golden Gate, pleaded no contest Tuesday to one felony count of animal cruelty. Senior Judge Jack Schoonover agreed to withhold a formal finding of guilt of the charge.
Ziglar was arrested July 31 after admitting she shot and killed the dog, which belonged to her then-neighbor, Marisol Olegnichar. Ziglar told deputies the Chihuahua repeatedly wandered into her yard.
She said in court that she grabbed a shotgun and fired two warning shots into the air to try to scare off the dog.
"I was scared by the dog. It came out from behind my garbage can,'' said Ziglar.
The dog's owner told Ziglar that she didn't believe her.
"There's no way a 2-pound dog was going to scare you,'' Olegnichar said.

No, but it might annoy the hell out of you.


Blogger Christine said...

30 days? That's it?! I'm no fan of yippy dogs, either, but come on lady! It's a freaking chihuahua! She should be spending waay more time in prison for that.

7:12 PM  
Blogger A Red Mind in a Blue State said...

Question: Would that Florida Court have cared if instead of shooting the dog, she had just deprived it of food & water?

11:42 AM  

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