In Burleigh County, North Dakota, deputies have accused a dog owner of shooting paintballs at his dogs on Tuesday evening. After responding to a complaint of dogs being shot with paintball guns, authorities found a brown dog with several orange paint marks on him.
According to WestDakotaFoxNews, another dog had been shot in the head just above its eyes. The dogs belong to Corey Knippel, 28, who has been charged with animal abuse, a Class A misdemeanor. A witness to the situation heard one of the dogs yelp in pain after being hit with the paintball; Knippel yelled to the dog “that didn’t hurt.”
When interviewed by deputies from the Burleight County Sheriff’s Office, Knippel stated he wasn’t shooting at the dogs – rather he had been shooting the paintballs into the water for the dogs to chase them.
Bail for Knippel was set at $1,000. The dogs remain with him and the State’s Attorney is reviewing the case to determine what to do with the dogs.
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