Happy New Year Scoopers
Over the past 3 weeks we've had multiple pet dogs mauled and killed in the Hwy 14 S area. (between County Roads 42 and 55) Three dogs have been attacked, ranging in size from 45, 85 to 170 pounds. Two of the dogs died from their injuries. The largest dog survived. None of these attacks were witnessed, so I've been immersed over the past 5 days in collecting whatever facts were available to try to pinpoint just what animal was doing the attacking. At one point we suspected we had a cougar back in the area, but we are now back to our original assumption that it is a pack of roaming dogs. The dog that survived had three distinctly different sized tooth punctures on his body. If anyone on Scoop lives in this area (south of Lone Butte and north of Madrid) and sees a pack of wandering dogs, PLEASE DO TWO THINGS:
1) report it to animal control, (location, description, time of day, etc)
and 2) take photos.
My neighbor's dog died on Christmas Eve, and the 2nd dog died on Christmas Day while still in the vet's care (after being attacked on the 19th). Not something any of us should ever have to live through.
In the county, Animal Control is at 992-1626.
On weekends and holidays, call Sheriff's dispatch at 428-3720.