Dog shootings, home invasions result in 139 charges

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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary has laid 139 charges in relation to four home invasions, including a St. John's break-in that resulted in two dogs being shot.

The RNC said on Twitter that the home invasions happened on the northeast Avalon.

The accused in the case will face charges of animal cruelty. The RNC confirmed for CBC News those charges are in relation to the shooting of two dogs on Feb. 4. 

Police responded around 1 a.m. to a home in the central area of the city, where they found "unidentified persons" had entered the residence, and discharged a firearm.

One dog was killed inside the home, and another dog was injured. At the time, the animal was being treated by a veterinarian.

The names and list of charges will be released once the accused have appeared in court in St. John's.