A Cheyenne woman is behind bars after shooting and killing her two dogs.

Lieutenant Don Hollingshead with the Laramie County Sheriff's Department says deputies were called to 7902 Tate Road around 4 p.m. Wednesday, after 58-year-old Peggy Wilson shot both of her dogs in the back of the head.

"This is kind of a menage a trois," said Hollingshead. "Peggy was moving back into the house with her ex-husband and her ex-husband's girlfriend. The ex-husband's girlfriend didn't want the dogs in the house so she went out to her car, got her .25 caliber pistol and shot the dogs."

Hollingshead says when asked why she killed the dogs, Wilson said she couldn't live with herself knowing the dogs would have to live in the garage so she "sent them to heaven."

Wilson was arrested and charged with two counts of animal cruelty. Her arraignment is scheduled for September 19 in Laramie County Circuit Court.