A Most Frightening Roaming Dog Pack Story

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by calista, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. calista

    calista Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2010
    How scary is THIS??!! [​IMG]

    A pack of dogs has killed about 100 animals in the past three months in northeastern Washington state while eluding law enforcement and volunteers.

    ...Authorities are warning residents to take whatever steps are necessary to protect their families and animals because the dogs appear to be killing for fun rather than food. No humans have been attacked, but officers fear that could happen.

    "We have this pack that is out there killing for the sake of killing," Webb said. "What is going to happen if they come across a small child?"

    ..."Trying to figure out where they are going to hit is next to impossible," Webb said. "Nobody is claiming ownership of any animals involved in the pack."

    One resident managed to take some photographs of the pack, and it seems to include four or five large dogs. It's not clear if the dogs are wild or if some or all go home to owners during the day, Webb said. It's also not known what breed they are.

    Whole story at the link: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2011/06/09/national/a130725D78.DTL#ixzz1OoQxI9Bz

    only should this be a heads-up to BYC members in this area, it also should be required reading for every irresponsible neighbor who lets the family dogs roam. The tragedy of lost livestock could escalate into attacks on people who are unaware of this situation. [​IMG]
  2. kemclaughlin

    kemclaughlin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2011
    Garden City, ID
    Dogs in a pack are dangerous. It's why they are not allowed to run wild. I hope they are caught before they attack a human.
  3. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Someone needs to put up a bounty!
  4. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Flock Master Premium Member

    Mar 15, 2010
    On the MN prairie.
    There used to be dog packs out here. We're out in the country, about 20 miles from the nearest town and lots of people dumped dogs out here. Needless to say, they were eliminated. Out here it's not a problem to shoot stray or roaming dogs.
  5. mulewagon

    mulewagon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 13, 2010
    My husband was menaced by a dog pack a few years ago. He was out in the pasture and didn't have a gun. Luckily, there was a mule in the pasture, and he chased the dogs off! I hope everyone in that area is safe...
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    This is why it makes me crazy when someone says "oh, maybe it's someone's pet! Try to catch it". Nope, no way. Dogs that pack up are highly dangerous. Shoot first and shoot to kill. Don't take any chances with roaming groups of dogs.
  7. harveyhorses

    harveyhorses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2010
    Yep, we had a dog pack pin my sisters horse against the side of our barn, my father and grandfather shot two of them. I was about 5 or 6, still remember how scared I was. People who dump dogs should be made to spend the night on a lonely country road (dirt) with a pack roaming.
  8. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Flock Master Premium Member

    Mar 15, 2010
    On the MN prairie.
    Quote:Well said!
  9. jojo@rolling acres farm

    [email protected] acres farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2009
    When running in a pack they are fearless and very dangerous! I agree with speckled hen - aim well and shoot to kill.
  10. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Albuquerque, NM

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