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LMAS, Fish & Wildlife investigate shooting of 2 dogs near recent animal attack sites

LMAS is investigating a rash of animal attacks in Louisville.
LMAS is investigating a rash of animal attacks in Louisville.(LMAS)
Updated: Feb. 26, 2019 at 3:56 PM EST
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Over the last few days, six llamas and two donkeys have been attacked and killed. A farmer also shot two dogs who he thought were going to attack a cow heard.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville Metro Animal Services and the Department of Fish & Wildlife are investigating after two Huskies were shot off Old Fegenbush Lane Tuesday afternoon.

According to LMAS, they were contacted Tuesday about an injured cow that had been attacked. The herd owner stated he saw the Huskies in a “crouching motion going towards the herd.”

After arriving on scene, LMAS spoke with the owner who told them that he had fired off four to five shots trying to protect his herd. He told officers with LMAS he believed he had hit the two dogs.

According to LMAS, a caretaker of the dogs took them to the animal hospital in Jefferson County. The dogs died from their injuries.

Both properties, the one on Tuesday involving the dogs, and the one over the weekend where two donkeys were killed, back up to each other, LMAS said in a press conference Tuesday evening.

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According to the Department of Fish & Wildlife, they do not believe wild animals were responsible for the deaths of the donkeys. Due to scavengers feeding off the carcasses and the rain over the weekend, the Department of Fish & Wildlife are not able to determine when or how the donkeys died.

The two departments are looking into whether the donkey deaths are related to Tuesdays dog shootings. The two departments continue to canvass the areas and question neighbors who may have heard or seen something related to the donkey deaths.

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