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Police: Poconos man faces charges after dog kills neighbors' turkeys

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Apr 12 2014 11:48:08 AM CDT
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PRICE TWP., Pa. -

A Poconos man is facing charges after police said his dog got loose two times in less than a week, killing turkeys and chicken on nearby properties.

State police said the first incident happened on April 7 when a dog owned by 25-year-old Jacob Hanyon got loose from his property in the 700 block of Snowhill Road in Price Township.

Police said the dog attacked three turkeys, killing two and maiming the other.

The second incident happened on April 10 when a 3-legged husky owned by Hanyon ran onto a neighbors' property and killed a chicken, according to police.

Police did not specify if the same dog was involved in both incidents.

Hanyon faces charges under laws pertaining to confinement of dogs and harboring dangerous dogs.