Wellsford Police have charged two men with firearms offences after an incident in January in which a number of dogs were shot indiscriminately.
The two men are aged 38 and 47 years.
They are each charged under Section 53/3 of the Arms Act 1983.
The 47 year old male is also charged with possession of a firearm without a licence under Section 20 of the Arms Act 1983.
The penalty for Section 53/3 is three years imprisonment and/or $4,000 fine.
The penalty for Section 20 is three months imprisonment and/or $1,000 fine.
The two men will appear in Warkworth District Court on Tuesday 4 May 2010.