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A 57-year-old Canyon Country man has been charged with shooting his dog to death last month, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday.

Christopher Ray Nard (dob 7/10/62) faces one felony count each of cruelty to an animal with a personal use of a gun allegation and discharge of firearm with gross negligence, Deputy District Attorney Bradley Lieberman said.

The defendant pleaded not guilty today and is scheduled to return on Sept. 23 in Department H of Los Angeles County Superior Court, San Fernando Branch. Case PA093212 was filed on Aug. 6.

Nard allegedly shot his dog, a 9-year-old German Shepherd named Shiloh, with a rifle on July 9, the prosecutor said.

The defendant faces a possible maximum sentence of 13 years in prison.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Santa Clarita Station.

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  1. Clarice L Griffith says:

    If a person can kill their pet willfully, he should get the full sentence! Animals & children don’t have voice, & it’s our responsibility to care for them. If he killed his dog, what might he do to a child?
    Tack on the verdict: no possession of firearms or animals EVER!

  2. Brian says:

    Wow what an aggressive comment. Do you know all the facts in this case before voicing your opinion? What if the dog was terminally ill and the owner decided to put it down personally instead of paying a vet $250 to do the same thing. Putting animals down mercifully via a bullet is very common across the world, moreso in rural areas. I do not pretend to know the circumstances in this actual case but why don’t we leave it to the authorities to determine appropriate measures before you chirp in with your ultra liberal opinions?

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