Dog kills neighbor’s dog, charges filed
March 26, 2009
A Kremmling man has been summoned to appear in Kremmling Municipal Court to face charges that his dog attacked and killed a neighbor’s dog.
Grand County Animal Control Officer Rich Rotter responded to a call on Thursday, March 19, from Jeremy Lawson concerning a dog attack that had just occurred on his property. Lawson told Rotter that a neighbor’s heeler had come onto his property and killed his 1 1/2-year-old, neutered male miniature Yorkshire terrier, according to the police report about the incident.
Lawson also told the officer he was worried the dog might attack his children.
Rotter’s report says he then contacted the heeler’s owner, Paul W. Heeney, 37, of Kremmling. The report says Heeney told Rotter that he was aware his dog had left his property and was involved in an incident on Lawson’s property, but not that his dog had killed Lawson’s terrier.
Lawson, meanwhile, took his dog to a veterinarian, who pronounced it dead.
Rotter contacted Heeney at his residence and issued him a summons to appear in Kremmling Municipal Court on May 13 to answer a charge of having a dog at large that caused property damage, according to the report.