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Saturday, Jan 31, 1998County: Marathon
» Dale Janisch
» Henry Hass
Dale Janisch, 57, and Henry Hass, 49, plead no contest to misdeameanor charges of shooting two of their neighbor's Laborador retrievers after they ran onto their land. They were fined $600 each. The men reached a plea agreement in Marathon County Circuit Court.
Circuit Judge Greg Grau fined each of the men $300 for each dog killed.
The dog's owners said their pets had escaped an electric fence surrounding their yard.
Janisch had warned the owners, Kelly and Mike Eckardt, to keep their Labradors restrained saying the dogs had attacked his dogs about two weeks earlier.
When Hass told Janisch the dogs were back on his land, Janisch told Hass to shoot them.
Both of the dogs were shot with a deer rifle. One of the dogs was killed imediately and the second dog was later found suffering from gunshot wounds and had to be euthanized.
- Associated Press - Mar 16, 2001
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