2 dogs suspected in livestock killing are spared

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Associated Press

Posted on March 21, 2013 at 4:33 AM

Updated Thursday, Mar 21 at 4:33 AM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Two large dogs that had been condemned to death for helping to kill four alpacas will be allowed to live in new homes outside Oregon.

The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports (http://bit.ly/MO2U5K ) that Josephine County commissioners voted Wednesday to spare the two Anatolian shepherds after supporters raised $4,000 to ship them to new homes in California and Washington.

Commissioners had found the dogs — named Togo and Shasta — guilty of taking part in an attack by a pack of stray dogs. The alpacas' owners captured the shepherds with blood on their fur.

Grants Pass businessman Carl Raskin helped raise the money and urged commissioners to spare the dogs. He says the dogs were neglected and victims themselves — and deserve a second chance.

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Information from: Daily Courier, http://www.thedailycourier.com

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