Rowan Hargreaves with one of his dogs, Chicken, the only surviving puppy of a dog massacre. Photo / Natalie Slade

Dog owner Rowan Hargreaves says he will never forget the day two of his neighbours - who were convicted today of animal ill-treatment - drove on to his property and shot dead 33 of his "friends and family''.

Speaking from his work in Wellsford today, the mechanic rattled off the names of 12 of his adult dogs shot dead in their cage by Tony Campbell and Russell Mendoza.

The pair were convicted today of recklessly firing a gun and four counts each of wilful ill-treating an animal after they shot the 12