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Animal Control finds owners of dogs that killed Key Peninsula livestock

Post by Joyce Chen on Jan. 20, 2010 at 8:09 pm |
January 20, 2010 8:09 pm

Pierce County Animal Control has identified the owners of two dogs that killed livestock at a Key Peninsula veterinary hospital Tuesday.

The dogs killed two pet goats, injured a third goat and wounded a sheep at Brookside Veterinary Hospital, 13701 118th Ave NW, Tuesday morning.

On a tip from a citizen, officers traced the dogs to a residence on Glenwood Road SW in rural south Kitsap County. The owners believed their dogs, a 1-year-old Saint Bernard mix and a 5-year-old Australian shepherd, had been missing for more than a day.

The dogs were allowed to run freely in their unfenced yard. Kitsap Animal Control had no history of complaints about the dogs or the owners.

The pet owners surrendered their dogs to the custody of Pierce County Animal Control. The department is preparing a report to Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for review of possible charges.

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