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Goats Mauled and Killed By Dogs

By: Lauri Martin Email
By: Lauri Martin Email

An Ellicott family is reeling today after dogs came on to their property, attacked their goats and left a gruesome mess. The Harris family says the dogs came onto their property around 4am Sunday and killed three pregnant 150-pound goats.

Susan Harris thinks the dogs may have slipped through this gate, but she doesn't know how they got to her goats since they are behind a barbed wire fence. "It's wrong, it's wrong. I've had her for 10 years," Harris cries. "In 3 days, they were going to have babies. They were alive yesterday." All three appeared to have died from neck wounds.

Harris believes the three dogs are neighbors' pets that live somewhere in Ellicott. "People think they're family pets, but when they get into a pack, when one attacks, they all attack." Harris says many of the dogs roam around freely in Unincorporated El Paso County since there's no leash law. "It was horrible. It’s not fair. My husband was trying to shoot them. Two got away. They were Border Collie-Sheep dogs mixes."

Harris says she wants to start a coalition in Ellicott to stop dogs from attacking other animals... so others in her neighborhood don't have to go through what she did.

Harris' neighbor actually spotted three dogs inside the pen. Another neighbor's ram was attacked and killed last week. The humane society says it took in a report, but that it's difficult to pin the blame in these cases.


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