Buncombe County Submitted: November 15, 2019 | Updated: December 2, 2019

(November 2019) Request for info related to penalties / charges for “shooting dogs” in Buncombe County, NC

Hello Buncombe County, NC District Attorney’s Office,

I’d like to make a public records request for the following information. This request should contain the most responsive information as of 11/16/19:

1. What / if any are the penalties in the State of NC for a person who shoots a dog that comes onto their own property?
2. Does Buncombe County have a dog ordinance?
3. Is it a felony in Buncombe County to shoot someone else's dog if it comes onto your property?
4. What / if any crimes are committed if someone shoots another person’s dog on their own property?

Thank you for your assistance!

Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • December 2, 2019 12:39 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Cogburn, Steven D.” <[email protected]>
    cc: “Williams, Todd M.” <[email protected]>
    date: Dec 2, 2019, 12:39 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (November 2019) Request for info related to penalties / charges for “shooting dogs” in Buncombe County, NC

     

    Steven,

     

    Thank you for your help with this. We will mark this as completed on our site.

     

    We appreciate your assistance,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Completed
  • November 27, 2019 8:41 am

    4 months ago

    from: Cogburn, Steven D. <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>,
    “Williams, Todd M.” <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 27, 2019, 8:41 AM
    subject: RE: Records Request: (November 2019) Request for info related to penalties / charges for “shooting dogs” in Buncombe County, NC

     

    The Clerk of Superior Court does not determine penalties for acts whether civil or criminal, But, Buncombe County does have an animal ordinance that can be obtained through a google search. It is Chapter 6 “Animals” of the Buncombe County Code of Ordinances.

     

    North Carolina has statutes dealing with dogs (Chapter 67 of the General Statutes) and Cruelty to animals (Chapter 19A). Dogs are property so there can be a criminal charge for destruction of property. It will always depend on the circumstance.

    Steven Cogburn CSC


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • November 26, 2019 4:18 pm

    4 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Cogburn, Steven D.” <[email protected]>,
    “Williams, Todd M.” <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 26, 2019, 4:18 PM
    subject: Records Request: (November 2019) Request for info related to penalties / charges for “shooting dogs” in Buncombe County, NC

     

    Good afternoon Buncombe County Government,

     

    We’ve received another public records request via our website www.sunshinerequest.com for information that may be available in your office.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let us know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. We will plan on following up again around that time.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (November 2019) Request for info related to penalties / charges for “shooting dogs” in Buncombe County, NC

     

    Message: “Hello Buncombe County, NC District Attorney’s Office,

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for the following information. This request should contain the most responsive information as of 11/16/19:

     

    1. What / if any are the penalties in the State of NC for a person who shoots a dog that comes onto their own property?
    2. Does Buncombe County have a dog ordinance?
    3. Is it a felony in Buncombe County to shoot someone else’s dog if it comes onto your property?
    4. What / if any crimes are committed if someone shoots another person’s dog on their own property?

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    ** Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

     

    Thank you for your help!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • November 15, 2019 5:13 pm

    4 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending