Attack dogs held

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TWO dogs blamed for the mauling and killing of chooks and a lamb at Bittern last week remain in Mornington Peninsula Shire’s pound “pending the outcome of investigations”.

“The investigation is still underway. Once concluded, all evidence and information will be sent on to the prosecutor,” environment protection manager John Rankine said.

The two kelpies believed to be from Crib Point were seized by rangers after attacking the livestock at three properties, Wednesday 13 November. (“Dogs seized after deadly attacks” The News 20/11/19).

Grieving pet owners were devastated by the ferocity of the attacks with one, Chris Phobe, saying his lamb had “suffered for an hour” after “having its guts ripped out”.

“If I see those dogs on my property again I will shoot them,” he said.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 26 November 2019

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