May 11, 2021


We know our pets

Puppies blamed for killing family pets in Hyrum community

HYRUM — Citizens in one Hyrum community expressed anger and heartbreak just after much more than a dozen household pets were attacked and killed in their yards.

Animal management officers feel a couple of canine could be to blame, but so far, they have not been equipped to catch them.

As of Friday evening, far more than 15 animals have been killed outside six unique properties.

Just one of the incidents was caught on digital camera. In the online video, which may possibly be disturbing to some, a pair of canine could be viewed terrorizing bunnies and alpacas.

In Hyrum, it’s not abnormal to have farm animals as animals like sheep, hen, rabbits or alpacas.

Kaitlyn Isaac mentioned her animals have helped her by some challenging situations — a divorce and shedding a organization.

“They are therapeutic, correct?” she reported. “I love to see them free of charge and roaming around in my fenced spot, and the alpacas would chase the bunnies all over.”

When Isaac returned dwelling from function Thursday night time, she located them lying on the ground. Quite a few of her rabbits have been killed, also.

“They ended up mangled and just killed for no cause,” said Isaac. “Each individual solitary bunny. I did have a mama bunny and her child bunnies that survived.”

Animal handle officers believe that dogs did it and this was not the initially incident.

“It really is been occurring through the evening, probably for the past 6 weeks, and this week, it can be really escalated,” said Kirt Lindley, an animal manage officer with Hyrum Metropolis. “We have had 3 distinct phone calls this week.”

Lindley explained it has been mainly sheep.

He has been patrolling the community together Key Avenue at night time, hoping to capture the pet dogs in the act.

“If we just catch them roaming, generally what we can give is a ticket for just working at big,” reported Lindley.

Just across from the Isaac house, Jack Roberts reported his sons designed their grotesque discovery.

“They came in my workplace early early morning. I was at perform, right here in the household, and they had been like, ‘three sheep are lifeless,'” reported Roberts.

A single sheep managed to endure.

I’m sure this dog’s been coming dwelling, protected in blood. So owners have to have an thought that it is really into anything that it should not be.

–Jack Roberts, Hyrum resident

Roberts claimed the chickens were being apparently remaining by yourself.

“I’m certain this dog’s been coming home, coated in blood,” he said. “So proprietors have to have an thought that it really is into something that it should not be.”

Isaac expressed issue at minimum 1 pet proprietor wasn’t executing their aspect.

“That is not what a pet should really be for — to roam and do whatsoever they want,” said Isaac.

Lindley warned that people in Hyrum should continue to keep their animals as risk-free as probable.

He mentioned property owners can phone at any hour if they imagine they see just one of these puppies on the prowl.

Mike Anderson

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