California Valley man shoots dog on leash
September 30, 2010
A man allegedly took two shots at a dog a woman was walking by his California Valley home.
While the unnamed woman and her dog were walking along Del Rosa Road, Hector Sanchez, 38, allegedly shot pellets at the animal causing it to yelp and spin around.
The woman confronted Sanchez who allegedly threatened her. The woman then fled with her dog.
Deputies arrived and arrested Sanchez after a brief altercation. Sanchez was charged with terrorist threats, cruelty to animals and resisting arrest.
Sanchez posted $50,000 bail and was released from San Luis Obispo County Jail on Thursday.
A local veterinarian treated the dog for two pellet wounds. It is recovering from its injuries at home.