RYE, N.H. — Police in New Hampshire are investigating the death of a dog allegedly shot by a man who told police he felt his own dogs were threatened.

The Portsmouth Herald reports police arrested 62-year-old Robert Vose, of Rye, on a reckless conduct charge Saturday. He was released on personal recognizance bail and is scheduled for arraignment on Dec. 29. Vose has an unpublished number and it wasn’t immediately known if he had a lawyer.

Witnesses told police an Alaskan malamute being walked near the town forest trails attacked another dog, a Pomeranian.

Matthew Birse says the malamute was being walked by his wife, and that it picked up one of the Pomeranians. He said she was lying on top of the malamute to restrain it when the shots were fired at the dog’s head.

Information from: Portsmouth Herald, http://www.seacoastonline.com

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