Ore. man accused of shooting neighbor's dog

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by Associated Press

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Posted on November 17, 2012 at 12:35 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon man has been charged with felony animal abuse after police say he shot a dog that may have defecated on his property.

Jackson County sheriff's spokeswoman Andrea Carlson says 56-year-old Danny Lee Tryon of Trail told deputies that several dogs were using his yard as a bathroom and he was tired of it.

The shepherd-mix named Sasha was shot with a .22-caliber gun on Nov. 10. The dog was found sitting near its owner's front gate, covered in blood.

Children who live near Sasha's home told deputies that a neighbor had fired the shot from about 40 to 50 yards away.

The Mail Tribune newspaper reports that Sasha underwent a procedure to save its life and might recover.

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