Blackfoot Man Charged with Harboring Vicious Animals

A Blackfoot dog owner is facing multiple charges after his three dogs attacked a Blackfoot woman September 25.

Blackfoot Police said Monday Troy M. Smith, 47, has been charged with three counts of harboring vicious animals and several other misdemeanors.

Last week, officers found a 58-year-old female lying face down in her backyard with three dogs circling her. Her small dog lay nearby dead from a dog attack. Officers shot and killed one of the dogs after the three dogs behavior would not allow officers to attend to the woman’s wounds. The victim was severely injured and bleeding from multiple dog bites.

Police say their investigation of the case is complete.