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Dog owners cited on trespassing charges

From staff reports

Two brothers whose dog was believed to be involved in killing one alpaca and injuring another were cited on criminal trespassing charges Wednesday.

According to Spokane County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dave Reagan, deputies went to the home of Jeremiah Hoke, 21, and Andrew Hoke, 19, on North Hemlock Street in Spokane where they were charged with a misdemeanor. Spokane County Regional Animal Care and Protection Services also cited Jeremiah Hoke for owning a dangerous dog that is at large.

The dog, believed to be a Dalmatian-pit bull mix, allegedly attacked the alpacas belonging to Patti and Gale Burnett of Johannsen Road on Feb. 11. Witnesses tied the dog inside the Burnetts’ barn and the Hokes were later seen taking their dog. They told officials they gave the dog to a stranger named James.

“The suspects tell us they’ll make a good-faith effort to try to locate the dog,” Reagan said. The white dog is named Porsche.

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