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Case ID: 19806
Classification: Shooting
Animal: dog (non pit-bull)
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Abuse was retaliation against animal's bad behavior
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Friday, Sep 28, 2012

County: Dona Ana

Disposition: Alleged

Alleged: Michael Lovin

Deputies arrested a man they said shot and killed his daughter's dog that he said was aggressive.

Michael Lovin, is charged with extreme cruelty to animals and negligent use of a firearm.

Deputies said Lovin, 45, wanted to speak with his daughter's husband regarding the dog, which Lovin believed to be aggressive.

The dog belonged to the son-in-law, who refused to speak with Lovin.

Lovin reportedly retrieved a handgun from his bedroom and went looking for the dog in the back yard of the residence, located on the 5800 block of Aberdeen Angus Way, deputies said.

Lovin allegedly shot his daughter's dog, which was not the aggressive dog in question, in the head and neck, deputies said.

Lovin was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center with bail set at $5,000.


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