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When good dogs do bad things: county dog judge dispenses canine justice

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 2nd, 2012

Eric Gibbs, right, listens as Assistant County Counsel Kristin Yuille makes a decision about Gibbs’ dog Mila’s fate during a hearing Tuesday. Mila was impounded earlier this month for chasing llamas on Yachats River Road. “The laws are pretty strict when it comes to dogs chasing livestock,” Yuille said. “Under the statutes, it’s actually permissible for an owner to shoot a dog if they are on their property and chasing their livestock.” (Photo by Larry Coonrod)

NEWPORT – Call it a case of pleading no contest. Everyone agreed the defendant had committed the act for which she stood accused. Now her fate was in the judge’s hands.

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