Court orders Kremmling man to destroy dogs |

Court orders Kremmling man to destroy dogs

A Kremmling man was ordered last month to destroy two of his dogs after he was found guilty of owning dangerous dogs in a case stemming from attacks on sheep last year.

Richard Schrekengost, 24, of Kremmling, was also fined $1,226.50, according to a Grand County Court sentencing order. The court ordered him to destroy the two dogs involved in the incident within 20 days from the July 14 sentencing date and to provide proof from a veterinarian that the dogs have been destroyed.

The conviction was the result of a police officer issuing a summons to Schrekengost last October after the officer said he witnessed Schrekengost’s dogs attacking sheep on a Kremmling-area ranch.

The ranch owners told a Sky-Hi Daily News reporter last December that several dog attacks on their sheep herds had cost them about $2,000 in lost animals and veterinarian bills.

Schrekengost’s dogs were legally implicated only in the October attack.