Milford man arrrested for killing hunting dog

An officer holds up the collar of a hunting dog killed in March. Apparent damage from a bullet is visible. (Credit: Indiana DNR)
An officer holds up the collar of a hunting dog killed in March. Apparent damage from a bullet is visible. (Credit: Indiana DNR)

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) A hunting dog is dead and a Milford man was arrested and charged for killing it.

Jason Miller was hunting with his 8-year old American Fox Hound on March 5 when the dog chased a coyote to a neighboring property, owned by Christopher Pollock.

An Indiana Conservation Officer arrests Christopher Pollock Sunday for killing a hunting dog in March. (Credit: Indiana DNR)
An Indiana Conservation Officer arrests Christopher Pollock Sunday for killing a hunting dog in March. (Credit: Indiana DNR)

According to police, Pollock shot the dog with a .22 caliber rifle at close range before Miller could retrieve it.

Pollock was arrested Sunday evening by Indiana Conservation Officers. The 37-year old faces a felony charge for ‘cruelty to an animal’ and a misdemeanor charge for ‘criminal mischief.’

According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, “Hunting dogs and the game they are chasing don’t understand property lines. It is a felony to shoot a hunting dog.”

Hunters are asked to contact the landowner to retrieve their dog from property they don’t have permission from.

Hunters can also contact a conservation officer if there are any problems at 1-800-TIP-IDNR.