A German shepherd, believed to be responsible for multiple attacks on livestock, was killed this week in West Valley City, Utah. According to multiple sources, over the past year the shepherd had attacked livestock which was being raised by students at the Roots Charter high school.
The allegations against the dog
As reported by Fox 13 News, the dog had posed a threat to livestock and children since the summer of 2017…someone had apparently abandoned the dog in the area. On Thursday, an animal services officer fired a shot which killed the dog who was reported to be “tracking livestock” in a pasture.
Animal Shelter statement
Animal Services, which operates a no-kill shelter, issued a statement about the killing of the dog:
“Initial efforts to avoid lethal measures and capture the dog were unsuccessful and the dog became increasingly aggressive. As this situation escalated over the past few weeks, it became clear that this threat needed to be neutralized as quickly as possible.”
According to a prior Fox News story, someone in the area had been providing sanctuary to the shepherd and had helped the dog avoid being captured by animal services officers. The dog is believed to be responsible for dozens of livestock deaths.
(screenshot via Fox 13 now)
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