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2 dogs kill 10 alpacas on Kansas farmstead

KSAL Staff - November 30, 2013 5:04 pm

2 dogs kill 10 alpacas on Kansas farmstead

Authorities say a pair of dogs have killed 10 alpacas and injured a llama on a farmstead in south-central Kansas.

Reno County Sheriff’s Sgt. Troy Selby says that the attack happened Thursday night in western Sylvia. The Hutchinson News reports that farmstead owner Michael Murphy fatally shot one of the dogs, and authorities were searching for the other one.

The alpacas that were killed were among about 100 Murphy owns. They suffered lethal wounds to their necks, heads and hindquarters when the dogs got in through a crack in a fence.

Murphy says he has lost two other animals in separate dog attacks since owning the land. He called the killings Thursday night “terrible.”

The sheriff’s office is investigating who owns the dogs.

Denise Hoeffner

November 30, 2013 at 6:15 pm

What breed of dogs are they? And before anyone starts saying I’m accusing any one “breed”, I’m just curious since the picture shown is of a Lab. Probably just a random photo of a dog to go with the article, but I’m still curious as to what type of dogs killed the alpacas.

Fred Hanson

November 30, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Standard poodles

KSAL Staff

November 30, 2013 at 7:29 pm

It is a random photo of a dog to go with the article. The press release did not name the breed of the offending dogs

Fuchs Mi

November 30, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Really how come other news agencies have that information?

Terry Shriver

December 2, 2013 at 5:34 am

http://www.kwch.com/news/local-news/alpaca-found-dead-in-sylvia/-/21054266/23219332/-/5g27tp/-/index.html (a brown dog was killed and a Pit Bull got away)

Fuchs Mi

December 2, 2013 at 10:02 am

Ok blame it on the pit bulls once again. They have become the door mats of the dog industry and news media. If they said it was 2 collies nobody would flinch but say its a pit bull well that sure explains it now doesn’t it. I’ll say it was the poodles.

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