Attacks on livestock in Shelby Co. leads to emergency meeting

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 18 at 6:43 AM

WADDY, Ky. (WHAS11) -- One hundred people from the town of Waddy, Ky. packed into a building for an emergency meeting to find out what is killing their livestock.

Eight goats and four calves have been mauled over the period of about a week. One woman had to euthanize five goats because their injuries were so severe.

Fish and Wildlife officials said they believe it is some kind of large dog after examining tracks and looking the nature of the attacks. There have been six documented attacks, plus two near-attacks, including a mother and daughter who had to seek refuge in a garage.

No more attacks have been reported in several days, leading some to believe the dog's owner has contained the animal. Others said they won't be satisfied until the dog is euthanized.

Click on the video player to see one victim's tearful interview about losing her animals.
 

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