HYRUM — Residents in a single Hyrum neighborhood expressed anger and heartbreak after greater than a dozen household pets have been attacked and killed of their yards.
Animal management officers imagine a few canine could also be guilty, however thus far, they have not been capable of catch them.
As of Friday evening, greater than 15 animals have been killed exterior six completely different properties.
One of many incidents was caught on digicam. Within the video, which can be disturbing to some, a pair of canine could possibly be seen terrorizing bunnies and alpacas.
In Hyrum, it is commonplace to have cattle as pets like sheep, hen, rabbits or alpacas.
Kaitlyn Isaac stated her animals have helped her by some powerful instances — a divorce and dropping a enterprise.
“They’re therapeutic, proper?” she stated. “I like to see them free and roaming round in my fenced space, and the alpacas would chase the bunnies round.”
When Isaac returned house from work Thursday evening, she discovered them mendacity on the bottom. A number of of her rabbits have been killed, too.
“They have been mangled and simply killed for no cause,” stated Isaac. “Each single bunny. I did have a mama bunny and her child bunnies that survived.”
Individuals in a Hyrum neighborhood say a few canine are terrorizing their household pets. So way over 15 sheep, rabbits and alpacas have been discovered useless in six completely different incidents. Frustrations from animal homeowners, and animal management, on @KSL5TV at 5 & 6pm. pic.twitter.com/GVvGzmqMrU
— Mike Anderson (@mikeandersonKSL) April 30, 2021
Animal management officers imagine canine did it and this wasn’t the primary incident.
“It has been occurring throughout the evening, in all probability for the previous six weeks, and this week, it is actually escalated,” stated Kirt Lindley, an animal management officer with Hyrum Metropolis. “We have had three completely different calls this week.”
Lindley stated it has been largely sheep.
He has been patrolling the neighborhood alongside Important Avenue at evening, attempting to catch the canine within the act.
“If we simply catch them roaming, principally what we can provide is a ticket for simply operating at massive,” stated Lindley.
Simply throughout from the Isaac house, Jack Roberts stated his sons made their grotesque discovery.
“They got here in my workplace early morning. I used to be at work, right here within the house, they usually have been like, ‘three sheep are useless,'” stated Roberts.
One sheep managed to outlive.
I am positive this canine’s been coming house, coated in blood. So homeowners must have an concept that it is into one thing that it should not be.
–Jack Roberts, Hyrum resident
Roberts stated the chickens have been apparently left alone.
“I am positive this canine’s been coming house, coated in blood,” he stated. “So homeowners must have an concept that it is into one thing that it should not be.”
Isaac expressed concern at the very least one pet proprietor wasn’t doing their half.
“That is not what a pet ought to be for — to roam and do no matter they need,” stated Isaac.
Lindley warned that individuals in Hyrum ought to hold their animals as secure as attainable.
He stated householders can name at any hour in the event that they assume they see one among these canine on the prowl.