MN: Woman shoots two dogs while deer hunting: Charged with animal cruelty
December 13, 2013
Teresa Ann Krantz faces two charges of felony animal cruelty
after allegedly admitting to shooting two family neighborhood dogs
from her deer stand last month in Isanti County, reported Friday's
Krantz, 49, told an Isanti County deputy
she had been deer hunting in Braham when she observed a deer
running. As the deer approached the trail, a black dog appeared, and
Krantz stated she fired a shot into the air to scare the dog away so
the animal wouldn't chase the deer.
Instead, Krantz stated
the dog reappeared with another dog a few moments later, and from
her deer stand, Krantz fired her rifle and shot the dog in the head
instantly killing her. Krantz then shot the second dog in the leg,
and when she stepped off of her deer stand, shot the dog in the
chest killing that animal too.
Nikki Ostrom was one of the
dog owners who said her Australian shepherd, Labrador mix named
Maggie was part of her family. The other dog, who happened to be
Maggie's mother named Daisy, belonged to a friend, Tim Yotter.
The two dog owners tracked the bloody trail of their dogs to a
nearby home. They later filed criminal complaints.
found guilty, Krantz faces a maximum punishment of a $5,000 fine and
two years in prison.
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