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Livestock killed; dog pack sought

WESTERN GROVE -- Sheriff's investigators are looking for dogs that are killing livestock in northern Arkansas and are reminding farmers that they have a right to protect their animals, even if it means killing the canines.

Newton County sheriff's investigator Glenn Wheeler said deputies believe they have identified the owner of the leader of the pack and hope to stop the attacks.

Wheeler said some farmers initially believed that their cattle had died of a disease and scavengers had found the carcasses until someone reported seeing dogs attacking recently weaned calves. Nine calves died.

The attacks stopped for three weeks late last year but recently resumed. One family has lost 31 calves, and other attacks left cattle and pigs dead.

NW News on 01/12/2018

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