According to state records, 43-year-old Nicole Wood has been a registered veterinary technician with the Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board for over 20 years. You would think this lady would absolutely love all animals, but that’s clearly not the case.
Wood is facing first-degree animal abuse charges after she shot and killed two of her neighbor’s dogs last month. The dogs, a German Shorthaired Pointer named Danner and a Boxer named Shelby, were on Wood’s property, but they were not being aggressive.
But for some reason, she shot them anyway. She reportedly used a handgun and a hunting rifle to do the murdering. A dog control officer with the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office explains that someone can kill a neighbor’s dog if it is chasing, injuring or killing their livestock or state property, like a deer or other wildlife.
“It’s really a case by case basis depending on what situation you’re in and how in danger you feel that you are. A lot of times we are able to step in and educate the public so we can keep this from happening in the future.”
The owner of Danner released a statement saying he doesn’t have a problem with someone killing a dog if they were being aggressive, but points out that wasn’t the case here. It almost looks like she killed them for sport.