Animal Control and the Butte County Sheriff’s Office responded this morning to the shooting of three Labrador retrievers who were attacking a chicken coop in Oroville.
Around 9 a.m. on Tues., five dogs escaped their owners’ property and wandered onto the neighbor’s land and into their chicken coop.
Oscar Ramiez, whose family owned and makes money from the chickens, grabbed his gun.
He fired three shots from a .22 rifle and killed three of the labs before Animal Control arrived on the scene.
Animal control found 17 dead chickens and nine injured chickens.
The dogs’ owners, Ginger and Damon Davis were upset about the loss of two of their dogs, which were seven months old.
“There was no reason for them to shoot our dogs,” Ginger Davis said.
The Davis’ buried their three dogs in the backyard later that morning.
Ramiez said that he had to do what he did. He said he expects his family will lose at least a few thousand dollars from the damage inflicted by the dog attack.
According to the Butte County Sheriff’s Office, neither party is pressing charges.