Wash. residents warned of 'bloodthirsty' dog pack
Wash. residents warned of 'bloodthirsty' dog pack :: WRAL.com
SPOKANE, Wash. — A "bloodthirsty" pack of dogs has killed about 100 animals in the past few months while eluding law enforcement and volunteers in northeastern Washington state, residents and authorities said.
The killings started in late March and have occurred in a wide area of mountains and valleys west of Deer Park, a small town about 40 miles north of Spokane.
"Trying to figure out where they are going to hit is next to impossible," Stevens County Undersheriff Lavonne Webb said Thursday. "Nobody is claiming ownership of any animals involved in the pack."
Most recently, the dogs killed a 350-pound llama Tuesday night. They've also killed goats and other farm animals.
So far, no humans have been attacked. But 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.
This is an unusual scenario in how do you protect your family, pets and livestock from such a pack. Myself I think I would carry both a shotgun and rifle anytime I go out to feed or check on livestock. Sadly this pack probably consists of dogs that were pets the owners no longer wanted and rather than turning them over to the Humane Socity they just took them out to the country dumped them off.