Woman Sentenced In Bellingham For Shooting Neighbor’s Puppy

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A woman who pleaded guilty to shooting a neighbor’s puppy has been sentenced in Bellingham to 15 days of home detention.

Seventy-four-year-old Evelyn Wade of Lake Samish pleaded guilty to animal cruelty.

She apologized to the owners of the 6-month-old golden retriever named Bandit that she shot Sept. 14 when it wandered onto her property and knocked over a bird house. Wade says she acted on impulse and regrets what she did.

The dog was paralyzed and euthanized.

Wade also was ordered Thursday to pay the veterinary bills. She can no longer possess firearms.