Examiner: Animal remains were not dogs

Posted at 8:54 AM, Feb 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-19 08:56:42-05

POWHATAN COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Animal remains found in and around a Powhatan County man’s home were not dog remains. An examiner with the State Veterinarians Office determined the remains were those of one fox and two raccoons, according to Anne Reynolds with the Powhatan Sheriff’s Office.

Last week Powhatan Sheriff’s Deputies found “several small skulls” and “skeletal remains of a very small animal” during a search of Louis Nigro’s property. Nigro is accused of killing his neighbor’s dogs and is charged with two felony counts of cruelty to animals in connection to the deaths of the Siberian Huskies.

Nigro told CBS 6 senior reporter Wayne Covil that he saw the huskies near his rooster cage and thought they were going to attack and kill the roosters—so he shot them.

Nigro is free on a $10,000 unsecured bond.