Gabriel Pilotti, 72, is in fact facing charges for killing his neighbor's dogs, 2-year-old Argus and 1-year-old Fiona, on February 12.
The dogs' owners were unaware that the fence in their yard, from which they escaped, was damaged by a tree limb. Read original story here.
The dogs entered Pilotti's property on Pine Drive, where Pilotti shot them while they were allegedly chasing his sheep.
According to NBC 10 News, when West Vincent Police went back to further investigate, they determined the dogs were not chasing or pursuing the sheep at the time they were shot. The first dog he shot in the head, then he reloaded and shot the second dog as it was running from him.
Pilotti was charged with cruelty of animals and recklessly endangering another person.
“There was no justification for the killing of these two dogs,” said Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan. “The defendant has been charged and will be dealt with appropriately. Our sympathies go out to the family and children who lost their beloved pets.”
This will not bring Argus and Fiona back to their grieving family, but we hope it will bring some comfort knowing that the man responsible for killing them has been charged for his actions.
We will update with more information as it becomes available.
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