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No, Lauren Boebert didn’t shoot her neighbor’s dogs. Here’s what really happened.

Two dogs were shot and killed on or near Boebert’s property in separate incidents after attacking livestock

Conrad Swanson
The Denver Post
U.S. Congresswoman Lauren Boebert of Colorado’s Third Congressional District smiles as she holds a baby goat during the Colorado State Fair on Aug. 30, 2022, in Pueblo
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GARFIELD COUNTY — Western Slope U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert pushed back against allegations this week that she shot and killed her neighbor’s dog, a husky named Omega, and documents from law enforcement corroborate the congresswoman’s denial.

Public records obtained from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office show that two dogs had been shot and killed on or near Boebert’s property in Silt over the course of a year.

Both dogs were shot after they attacked and killed other animals in the neighborhood, Garfield County Sheriff’s Office records show, including some of Boebert’s goats, animals she references often on the campaign trail.



A different neighbor, not Boebert, told police he shot and killed both dogs after the attacks, the records show. The Denver Post is not naming the neighbor — who could not immediately be reached for comment — because he is not charged with a crime.

The owner of the dogs, Yaritza Mendoza, who first leveled the allegation against Boebert, was cited after the August shooting for possessing a “vicious animal” and for failing to keep it off her neighbors’ property. She pleaded guilty to the charges earlier this month.



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