Friday, September 25, 2015

ATLANTA GA - FAMILIES WERE ALL SMILES AS SHADY BROOK SHEEP BROUGHT A FLOCK AGAIN THIS YEAR TO CLEAN UP UNDERWOOD HILLS PARK FROM KUDZU - 4 DAYS LATER "WILD DOGS" KILLED 14 OR MOST OF THEM !!!

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ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Residents in a Buckhead neighborhood awoke Wednesday to see a flock of sheep, brought in to help clean a nearby park, being attacked by a pack of wild dogs.

Underwood Hills Park is a small park in a residential area near Interstate 75. For the past few years, Shady Brook Sheep has provided a flock to eat all of the kudzu in the park.

In a photo from last Friday, when neighbors came out to meet the sheep, families were all smiles.

Wednesday morning, a pack of wild dogs were able to enter the sheep’s area through a tunnel beneath the protective electric fence. They attacked the sheep, killing most of them.

One of the dogs was captured early Thursday, in a trap set by Fulton County Animal Services.

The whole incident has troubled many residents in the area.

“I barely slept last night,” said one visitor. “It’s very hard to see something like that. And you know, it's a dangerous pack of animals that could take down 14 sheep."


Steve Whitlock, another resident, was also upset.

“A lot of little kids in the neighborhood, so everybody likes to bring their kids by to see the sheep and everything, and we’re just wondering what do we tell our kids?” Whitlock said.

A lot of questions being asked here – were the sheep protected enough? Why couldn’t Animal Services do more that day instead of simply setting traps? Most residents simply want to figure out where these dogs came from and how to make sure they dont' come back.

http://www.11alive.com/story/news/local/buckhead/2015/09/24/flock-sheep-attacked-atlanta-neighborhood-wild-dogs/72774198/


4 comments:

Dayna Hamilton said...

Pit mix. No surprise there.

Anonymous said...

What do you tell your kids?

You tell your kids that if dogs are let to roam, they will become a "dog pack" which is way more likely to find something to chase and, depending on their nature, kill.

Other breeds, especially hunting and fighting breeds, will kill on their own, without the extra edge of the Pack Mentality.

Farmers have battled this for eons, that's why, in most states, we're allowed to kill any dog chasing any of our livestock.

Children should know this. Children should know that their doggie woggie can be legally culled if it's caught harassing livestock, and in this day of video surveillance, they could be held responsible for the deaths of livestock.

Children should know that their puppy can cause damage and even slaughter a bunch of helpless farm animals if they are careless and let them roam.

Children and adults need to know that a roaming dog is a liability to everyone, that's why dog catchers were invented in the first place.

In this day of 'drown the government', or at least make it impotent, along with the increasing number of aggressive dogs in our midst, more folks who take on the responsibility of caring for livestock will shoot first and not try to contact the owners at all.

Jennif Chandler said...

I am the owner of the sheep and would like to correct a couple of things. We were able to save 4 of the injured sheep, 10 were killed. Thanks to the generous contributions from the neighborhood and friends of the flock, the farm and business also survived and continue to remove English ivy and other invasive plants from private and public property in metro Atlanta: shadybrooksheep
The wild dogs entered the area by knocking over the electric fence but were shocked badly enough that they were unwilling to go through it again (we set it back up) and remained in the enclosure for several days. Animal control was not able to catch and remove more than one as I understand it so the rest are probably still roaming the neighborhood. If these dogs became rabid, they would be a very serious threat to the public.

Decatur AL livin nt to 4 pits said...

Thanks for your comment Jennif Chandler with the update. Glad to know you still have your business. Electric fences are controversial when it comes to larger dogs that come from fighting breed DNA, and of course some of these dogs can scale 10-foot fences. Stay safe and best wishes to you and your sheep buddies!