Trial Begins For 73-year-old Accused Of Killing Neighbor's Dogs

Created by darylijda on Monday, September 09, 2013


In his opening statement, Kevin Pierce, assistant district attorney said Pilotti willfully and maliciously killed the two dogs in cold blood and then left a voice message for a neighbor bragging about the incident. Pierce said the dogs were not harming the sheep and that they were not attacking the sheep or baring their teeth. Argus was shot in the head as he trotted up toward Pilotti and that Fiona was shot as she ran away. Pilotti did not try to yell at the dogs or chase them away with a broom, he said. "He choose to go to the most extreme measure first," said Pierce. Defense attorney Thomas Ramsay acknowledged that Pilotti shot and killed the two dogs but said that his client thought he was within the law. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

Dogs and owners raise money for TAILS at Mutt Strut

TAILS has about 2,000 to 2,500 adoptions per year. Ashley Kramer, TAILS staff member and kettle technician, said their organization is unique among shelters in the area because visitors have free access to look at the animals as opposed to filling out paperwork to do so, which is a requirement at other places, she said. We do a counseling process where you fill out a survey about your lifestyle and ability to train to match your needs, Kramer said. All dogs at TAILS are vaccinated and quarantined when they are first brought in before they are exposed to other dogs, said TAILS volunteer Ross Elliman. Debbie Paul, whose husband is the owner of Brett Paul Photography and one of TAILS biggest financial contributors, said she feels bad when animals arent properly taken care of. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

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