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.