Early Monday morning, neighbor Janice Lawson heard a loud assault like barking. The house owners of a close-by llama farm found quite a few llamas lifeless.
Alton Strupp, Louisville Courier Journal
Almost two months after the Louisville region’s batch of livestock deaths, Metro Animal Providers is once more investigating an alleged attack on animals.
This time, it’s sheep.
WHAS11 reported Sunday evening that a household in Bullitt County discovered five sheep lifeless and seven missing after an attack final week. Cindy Esparza advised the TV station that dozens of remaining livestock are shaken up, and that she and her husband are scared once they fall asleep.
“What we’re afraid of is, it will probably get something. If it’s getting such huge animals, it might get a toddler simply, or an adult,” Esparza informed the outlet.
Louisville Metro Animal Providers confirmed Monday that there was an open investigation into an alleged sheep assault, but spokeswoman Teeya Barnes was unable to verify any deaths.
Barnes stated two sheep have been attacked and five have been reported lacking in the incident that occurred last Tuesday, she stated.
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An animal control officer was on scene Monday and Barnes stated further info, together with an replace on any sheep deaths, might be made out there on Tuesday.
“… Since we weren’t contacted till at present, it’s extremely doubtless there can be little proof to gather for the investigation,” Barnes stated in an e mail.
Animal Providers “can’t say” what is chargeable for the accidents on the sheep, she added.
A spokesman for the Kentucky Division of Fish and Wildlife Assets stated Monday that the division had not been contacted concerning the incident.
But anyone who experiences “a lack of livestock” should notify county officials first, followed by the Kentucky Division of Agriculture or their insurance firm, spokesman Kevin Kelly stated.
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Then, in situations through which a wild animal might have been concerned, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife will help the state agriculture department with its investigation, if requested.
In February, Courier Journal reported that six llamas at a Louisville farm had died in a ugly attack that left blood and tufts of wool unfold around the barn. Two others later died.
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“I do know they’re simply livestock,” Caroline Willette, an proprietor of the farm, advised the Courier Journal at the time. “However these have been my infants.”
Animal Providers then stated the wounds appeared “canine in nature” and stated studies from residents described a gaggle of three canine seen close to the farm.
The agency asked anybody with info on a attainable pack of stray canine to report sighting by calling 502-574-LMPD.
Barnes stated Monday that there had been no other vital developments or sightings in connection…