According to a story in the Union Leader, a homeland security agent was found not-guilty of putting a woman at risk after he fatally shot her son's dog.

Robert Vose's dog, a 7 pound pomeranian, was attacked by Melinda Birse's son's dog, a 100 pound Alaskan Malamute, reported by Foster's Daily Democrat.  Birse threw herself over her dog and Vose shot the Alaskan Malamute twice.  According to court testimony, Vose claimed that Birse's dog was "chewing our Pomeranian."

The Pomeranian suffered only minor injuries.

I am heartbroken for both families.  Losing a dog is like losing a member of the family and I'm sure that both families have suffered throughout this ordeal.  An Alaskan Malamute is a beautiful breed of dog who are, in my experience with them, very gentle.  I hate to say it, but the bigger dog probably thought the pomeranian was a toy or he/she just wanted to play.  As the owner of the smaller dog, however, I would have been freaking out if it was in the mouth of a bigger dog, but I don't think I would have used a gun to kill the dog.

Sad circumstances, all around.