A Wisconsin man who shot and killed a mountain lion that attacked his dog won't face charges.
State wildlife officials say they won't press charges against the man because he was protecting his personal safety.
There was some question about whether the man could be charged under state law.
The law allows people to shoot a mountain lion if their personal safety or livestock are threatened but officials say they didn't know if that would extend to dogs.
The man and his wife, who are living temporarily near Nederland, say the mountain lion was shot after it wouldn't release their dog.
The dog was chained up outside.
Colorado Division of Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill says wildlife officers recommended that the man keep the dog inside from now on.
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