Vicious dogs attack and kill more Tumtum farm animals

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by KREM.com/Rebecca Perry

KREM.com

Posted on April 6, 2011 at 9:49 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 7 at 10:10 AM

TUMTUM, Wash. – Wednesday KREM 2 News learned about a second brutal attack on farm animals in the town of Tumtum.

4 out of the last five days farm animals in Tumtum have been killed.  Sheriff’s deputies say they have set up extra patrols to catch them, but even so people in the area are taking matters into their own hands.  They say they’re on the lookout for a gang of vicious dogs attacking and killing animals.

“I think it’s going to keep escalating and keep going until they’re caught,” said Mariann a neighbor in the area.

Tuesday night there was an attack at a farm on Scott’s Valley Road.  That’s where a valuable pygmy goat was killed along with the goat’s two babies.  That attack happened about a mile from the first attack KREM 2 News reported Tuesday night. Dozens of rabbits, sheep and chickens were savagely killed there.

“It was pretty intense, it seems like they’re going between houses,” said a neighbor.

The dogs started killing Saturday April 2nd and Sunday April 3rd, since then they have come back twice.  In all 11 sheep, 25 goats, several chickens and geese have been killed or gone missing for a value of approximately $3,500 dollars.

Stay with KREM.com for updates.

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