Man allegedly shot dog after thinking husky was a coyote
SALLADASBURG – A Hershey man faces a misdemeanor charge of cruelty to animals for allegedly shooting a Siberian husky on private property while hunting along Hughes Road, Brookside, in Cogan House Township, in late December, according to Lawrence D. Woltz, a humane officer for the local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Gerald Edward Laudermilch Jr., 39, is accused of shooting the dog in a field on Dec. 29, Woltz said. The dog, owned by Richard and Julie Emert, of Hughes Road, was treated at the Animal Emergency Center in Watsontown.
Laudermilch, who told Woltz he thought he was shooting “a coyote,” has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge James H. Sortman.