Pitt Co. Man Won't Be Charged For Shooting Dogs He Says Attacked Sheep

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A Pitt County dog owner says her 2 pit bulls returned home with gunshot wounds after she let them out to eat. The sheriff's office says the neighbor who shot the dogs will not be charged.

Deputies say a neighbor shot both dogs after they were on his property chasing his sheep.

"Over the past few months six of his sheep had been killed, and he was not going to take any chances. It's his right as a property owner to protect his livestock," said Pitt County Sheriff's office spokeswoman Christy Wallace.

The owner of the dogs Natasha Knight says her dogs are usually kept inside or in their pen, but Monday afternoon she let them out. Deputies say 2-year-old Diamond was shot in the leg and 8-month- old Porsha was shot in the stomach and foot by a neighbor.

It's a member of our family. It's not just a dog. It's a member of our family that has been wounded," said Knight.

Knight says Porsha's wounds to her stomach and foot will heal in time, but unfortunately for diamond, her right leg will have to be amputated.

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